Magazine article Work & Family Life

Teachers See Strong Preschool Advantage

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Teachers See Strong Preschool Advantage

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Two-thirds of four-year-olds in the United States now attend some kind of preschool program, compared with only 16 percent in 1965. Preschool attendance among three-year-olds has soared also-from 5 percent in 1965 to 42 percent in 2002.

Kindergarten teachers can readily see the difference preschool makes, according to a nationwide poll by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research for an organization called Fight Crime: Invest in Kids (www.fightcrime.org). Among 800 teachers surveyed, nine out often agreed that "substantially more" children would succeed in school if they all had access to high-quality pre-K. Children who have never been in early education programs often lag far behind, the survey found.

Yet another, perhaps surprising, benefit of early childhood programs showed up in a recent study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers and reported by Child Care Information Exchange. …

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