Grigg, Jeffrey and Faith Connolly, Stephanie D’Souza, Charlie Mitchell. Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, MD., March, 2015. This brief examines kindergarten readiness and attendance in kindergarten for children enrolled in publicly provided early education programs as well as similar children who entered kindergarten without enrolling in these programs. The brief finds that children enrolled in these programs are more likely to be kindergarten ready and less likely to be chronically absent. It concludes that the most vulnerable students benefit the most from publicly funded early education programs.