California districts continue to struggle to align pre-K programs with early elementary grades, to make sure that students build on the progress they make in preschool. This report finds that a third of districts studied were not engaged at all in coordinating curriculum, standards and teachers’ professional development across pre-K to 3rd grade. Different licensing requirements, salaries, job expectations, and multiple funding streams are some of the challenges faced by districts. The authors recommend the state offer incentives for districts to engage in alignment work, require training on early childhood education in order to receive an administrative credential, and streamline pre-K licensing requirements.