Why Early Education Matters
Research shows that providing a high quality education for children between the ages 0-5 is proving to make a lasting effect on their future… and yours coincidentally.
One well-known study, the HighScope Perry Preschool Study, found that individuals who were previously enrolled in a quality preschool program ultimately earned up to $2,000 more per month than those who were not. Young people who were in preschool programs are more likely to graduate from high school, to own homes, and have longer marriages.
Other studies, like The Abecedarian Project, show similar results. Children in quality preschool programs are less likely to repeat grades, need special education, or get into future trouble with the law.
Early education builds good brains; benefits our schools and businesses; reduces the need for intervention costs; builds stronger communities; and saves money in the long run—- it literally matters to all of us.
Sources: www.nea.org, www.smartstart.org
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