Jacobson, Linda. "An Earlier Start." Education Week. 10 May 2006. Editorial Projects in Education, Inc. 24
Linda Jacobson, the author of the article, reports on the integrating of the pre-K classroom into the traditional elementary and the positive and negative effects of it. She states that the change from separate preschool facilities to those that are in "alignment", or making sure that what is taught prepares children for the next grade level, has a positive effect on things such as assesment tests. This infromation helps to show the effective use for early childhood education and its effects are significant enough to be given funding from the government.