FirstSchool is a PreK to Grade 3 initiative led by the FPG Child Development Institute and the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill School of Education to promote public school efforts to become more responsive to the needs of an increasingly younger, more diverse population. FirstSchool unites the best of early childhood, elementary, and special education, while embracing an inquiry-based approach to change. 

APA Citation: 

Ritchie, S., Maxwell, K.L., & Clifford, R.M. (2009). What is FirstSchool? Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, FPG Child Development Institute, FirstSchool.