When children are prepared for kindergarten, they’re more likely to succeed in school and, ultimately, the workforce and society. Not only do young children develop the basic skills that set them on a course for lifelong learning, they acquire critical socialization skills like sharing, cooperation and taking turns. Strong pre-k is also proven to save families and schools money by improving children’s health and school readiness, while reducing future crime. In fact, it’s an average savings of $26,000 per child over his or her lifetime.
Here in Allegheny County more than half of eligible three- and four-year olds lack access to high-quality pre-k. This means we’re putting our children – and our community as a whole – at risk of not achieving our potential.
Why we believe in early learning
Council for a Strong America: Early Education in PA