Choosing A Quality Preschool Program
Choosing a quality preschool program for your family is a big decision. The art supplies, play centers, and story times seem innocent but how and why these activities are introduced can have a lasting impact on your child’s development during these formative years. High-quality preschool programs promote “play with a purpose” and understand the large role preschool plays in early brain development and later academic success. According to the U.S. Department of Education, “multiple studies have shown that children who attend high-quality preschool programs score higher on mathematics and reading assessments” than children who do not attend such programs. The U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, states that the benefits can even be seen years later with increased graduation rates and higher paying jobs.
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