Why Pre-K?

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Pre-K Impact on Students

High-quality Pre-K is a proven intervention to achieve educational equity

Short-Term Impact

  • Vocabulary, literacy and numeracy
  • Kindergarten and first grade school readiness
  • Standardized test scores in EL, MS and HS
  • Attendance in middle and high school
  • Special education placements and grade retention
  • Racial achievement gaps

Long-Term Impact

  • Likelihood of completing high school
  • Likelihood of enrolling in college
  • Likelihood of employment
  • Achieve 25% more lifetime earnings
  • Likelihood of relying on public assistance
  • Likelihood of incarceration
  • Likelihood of requiring special education services