Pre-K Programs Lead to Furthered Education Later in Life

The largest study to date of publicly funded early education program shows a major, sustained educational boost.

Recent research has offered renewed evidence that structured math and literacy practice in addition to regular parental involvement in school programs during the first eight years of life can have a major impact on a child’s future educational achievement.

A study that included more than 1,500 children in a Chicago-based program called Child-Parent Centers (CPC) shows kids reached a higher level of education by age 35 than did ones enrolled in other preschool programs: CPC participants completed more years of schooling and were more likely to earn a postsecondary degree. The results were reported this month in JAMA Pediatrics.

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