Domestic Public Policy

How to Make the Most out of Early Childhood Education: Lessons from Michigan’s Transitional Kindergarten Program

Grant Year: 2021

Christina Weiland and Brian Jacob will examine whether early childhood education programs emphasizing school readiness can lead to improvements in math and reading skills after students enter primary school. They will evaluate a transitional kindergarten program offered to children in Michigan that places a greater focus on developing children’s literacy and numeracy skills than the state’s pre-kindergarten program to inform decisions about how best to structure early childhood programs. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers.

University of Michigan Domestic Public Policy