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(13.2) What is the purpose of preschool education services?

(13.2) What is the purpose of preschool education services?

The California Legislature states that these are some of the benefits of preschool education programs provided in a “typical environment” appropriate for young children and with active parent involvement:

  1. Significantly reduce the potential impact of any disabling conditions and help prevent the development of secondary disabling conditions;
  2. Produce substantial gains in the following areas of development: physical, cognitive, speech and language, psychosocial and self-help; and
  3. Reduce family stress, societal dependency and institutionalization, and the need for special day class placement once a child reaches school age.
    [Cal. Ed. Code Sec. 56441.]