Michigan and New York City have recently undertaken the exciting but daunting work of expanding their pre-K programs. These two early education expansion efforts are among the largest and most ambitious in the country.
How are they doing? To find out, the National Women’s Law Center hosted a conference call to discuss what’s underway in both places. The call covered a wide range of topics that provide important insight for other cities and states seeking to expand high-quality early education and care.
Moderated by Helen Blank, NWLC’s director of child care and early learning, the discussion featured the following speakers:
- Susan Broman, Deputy Superintendent for the Office of Great Start, Michigan Department of Education
- Betty Holcomb, Director of Public Policy, Center for Children’s Initiatives, New York City
- Nancy Kolben, Executive Director, Center for Children’s Initiatives, New York City, and
- Richard Lower, Supervisor for Preschool and Early Elementary Programs, Michigan Department of Education