There’s big news in a recent poll released by the First Five Years Fund: People throughout the country now broadly support strengthening early childhood education.
Indeed, 85% of those polled say that ensuring that children get a strong start in life is one of the nation’s top priorities.
We’re pleased to see this issue is now getting the attention it deserves, as the early years are so critical to a child’s development and prospects for success in school and in life.
Over the past few years, states as diverse as Oklahoma, Georgia, Illinois, Florida, West Virginia, and Maine have adopted statewide preschool or pre-kindergarten programs, and several others are working toward that goal.
Tags: Age of Learning
, Doug Dohring
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