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Past · May 12, 2022

Setting the Stage for Universal Preschool

Virtual Event

May 12, 2022 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program

As the state expands its Transitional Kindergarten program, one key issue is whether access will be equitable. PPIC researcher Emmanuel Prunty will present findings from a new report examining current participation in the program across diverse student groups and districts, and a panel of experts will discuss ways to ensure an equitable expansion toward the goal of closing gaps in school readiness.

This research and event are supported with funding from the Sobrato Family Foundation.


11:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentation
Emmanuel Prunty, research associate, PPIC

11:15 a.m. Discussion
Moderator: Laura Hill, policy director and senior fellow, PPIC
Stephanie Ceminsky, director of early learning, San Diego Unified School District
Patricia Lozano, executive director, Early Edge California
Stephen Propheter, director of early education, California Department of Education

11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Stephanie Ceminsky

San Diego Unified School District

Laura Hill

Public Policy Institute of California

Patricia Lozano

Early Edge California

Stephen Propheter

California Department of Education

Emmanuel Prunty

Public Policy Institute of California



K–12 Education Population