State Preps Pre-K Pilot, But It Could Be Years Before Results Known

Dec 23, 2014

Stanczykiewicz says it'll likely take 20 years to fully know whether pre-k classes are helping Hoosiers.
Credit Indiana Youth Institute

Next month, the state will begin its pre-kindergarten pilot in four counties. It’ll add a fifth pilot county later in the year.

Indiana Youth Institute President Bill Stanczykiewicz says the term “pilot” is a bit of a misnomer, though.

He sat down with WBAA News Director Stan Jastrzebski to talk about advocating for early childhood education, but says it’ll likely be decades before the state can truly know if pre-k is making a difference.