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Early Childhood Education
High quality early childhood education has proven to be a great investment for our country and we believe that this is a necessary investment, which should not be passed up. Studies have shown that a strong focus on education for children under five has produced long-term benefits.
A well-known study found that people who were in a quality preschool program later in life earned up to $2,000 more each month than those who were not. Children who were in preschool programs usually graduate from high school, own homes, and have longer marriages.
Similar results are shown in other research. Children who have been in quality preschool programs are less likely to need special education, repeat grades, or get into trouble with the law.
Investing in early childhood education also makes economic sense. One expert believes that the return on investment will exceed 12%.
NEA President Reg Weaver tells us, “We know that children who attend full-day kindergarten are better prepared intellectually, socially, and psychologically than children who attend kindergarten for half-days. We know that attempting to repair reading skills in the fourth grade is far more expensive and risky than guaranteeing pre-reading skills in preschool and good beginning reading skills in kindergarten.”