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Year 2 Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) Evaluation Report

Barbara Goodson and Amy Checkoway, with Kerry Hofer and Rian Watt, and Monica Yudron and Maria Acevedo


January 16, 2018

In late 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care was awarded a Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) to expand high-quality early childhood education to four-year-old children from low-income families. The PEG model is defined by the provision of key elements perceived to be important drivers of quality.

The Year 2 PEG implementation study focuses on the second year of supports and outcomes for teachers, classroom quality, and supports for families. Overall, compared to its first year of implementation, the PEG programs in Year 2 (which was the 2016-17 school year) appear to have made progress towards delivering the key quality components of the PEG model at a consistently high level across all 48 classrooms.