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Prekindergarten, Qualifications, & Selection
May 2004

To ensure student success in reading, the Florida Reading Association members request that legislators, district School Board members and superintendents support and fund:


  • Educational programs for four-year-olds that contain strong literacy components with oversight by the Florida Department of Education. Universal prekindergarten will require the development of a research based and age-appropriate curriculum that aligns with the established state standards-based K-12 curriculum. Successful implementation of universal prekindergarten will occur only with qualified instructors who have received training in current best practices for reading instruction
  • A qualified literacy leader in each school who supports classroom teachers
  • A wide selection of children's books for every elementary, middle and high school classroom and media center in Florida.