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North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program Evaluation: Key Findings (2002-2016)

Peisner-Feinberg, E. S.

Since the NC Pre-K (More at Four) Program began in 2001-2002, a variety of statewide evaluation studies have been conducted by the FPG Child Development Institute. These annual evaluations have included several studies of program services, classroom quality, and children’s outcomes during pre-k as well as longer-term into kindergarten and third grade.

Key questions addressed by these evaluation studies have been: What are the outcomes for children attending NC Pre-K? and What factors are associated with better outcomes? A summary of key findings related to children’s outcomes as well as key findings related to the quality and characteristics of the program are presented here.


Peisner-Feinberg, E. S. (2017). North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program evaluation: Key findings (2002-2016). Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.