Alejandra Livas-Dlott

Alejandra Livas-Dlott
Director of Programs,
Wake County Smart Start

Alejandra Livas-Dlott is director of programs at Wake County Smart Start. She was previously preK senior manager for Child Care Services Association and founding director of Discovery Child Development Center. She was also a kindergarten and first grade teacher as a Teach for America corps member. Livas-Dlott received her PhD in education from the University of California, Berkeley.

updated 2005

Publications by Alejandra Livas-Dlott
Ideals, Evidence, and Policy Options
The evidence is quite clear—after a half-century of research—that many children benefit from quality preschooling in terms of cognitive growth. Over 60% of California’s four-year-olds now attend a preschool center at least part-time. Yet enrollment…