Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Early childhood education;
Currently, preschool programs in Iowa are found in a variety of locations and environments. This paper reports the advantages and disadvantages of school based, center based, and a blended program model with classrooms both in a center and school buildings. The purpose of this research is to provide information to school districts and preschool programs. Preschool professionals in Iowa were surveyed and interviewed about the physical locations of their programs. Methods in this study include a survey of 33 participants and 3 interviews. Research and implications for early childhood policy regarding physical locations of preschool programs are discussed. This research study provides more information to help administrators make an informed decision regarding locating programs.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Linda May Fitzgerald
1 PDF file (vii, 35 pages)
©2016 Christy Martin
Martin, Christy, "The advantages and disadvantages of school- and center-based preschool programs : implications for early childhood policy" (2016). Graduate Research Papers. 631.