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    The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shrinking budgets. As a result, many 3- and 4-year-olds aren't going to preschool.

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  • Barnett said research shows that preschool can help boost performance for kids from a range of economic backgrounds.

    Preschool debate heats up in Iowa Legislature →

  • "The advantage of a preschool program is it can help kids get ready. That can be in language and cognitive ability...It can also be what's called executive functions, self-regulation. These abilities include the ability to focus on what someone else wants you to focus on. Also, the ability to plan," Barnett said.

    Preschool debate heats up in Iowa Legislature →

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