Nashville’s pre-K education program has been ranked in the top five among the country’s largest cities by CityHealth, a new initiative by the Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.
In its second annual report, the organization graded the cities on nine components. The group included pre-K in their study because it believes access to a high quality early education leads to longterm improvements in public health.
CityHealth partnered with the National Institute for Early Education Research to evaluate Nashville’s pre-K program on 10 quality benchmarks. They included adequate funding, classroom size and accessibility for low-income families.