Why Preschool Matters
Preschool is a major influence throughout a child’s life. In school, it leads to better grades, higher reading aptitude, and better graduation rates. A child’s experiences in preschool influence decisions for decades:
It has been estimated that every dollar invested in preschool returns nearly $9 in economic benefit – in stable families, good jobs and lower crime.
If a child graduates from high school, waits till marriage to have a baby and lands and keeps a job by 21, there is only a 2 percent chance they will end up in poverty. If they do none of those things, her chances of ending up in poverty increase to 80 percent.