From the Hunt Institute
“The research is abundantly clear –– access to high quality early childhood education is linked to successful outcomes in education and in life. ” – The Hunt Institute
“The years of early childhood matter – both for children themselves and for society at large.” – The Hunt Institute
And more from STRONG FOUNDATIONS: PROMOTING DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE PRESCHOOL SETTINGS, p. 3
“Science tells us that young children’s brains develop more rapidly during the years prior to kindergarten entry than at any other time.
Additionally, research has revealed the importance of high-quality early education for children’s short- and long-term academic, social, and professional success.
Economists have also found early childhood investments demonstrated education’s greatest return on investment, further strengthening the argument for high-quality early childhood experiences.
As such, the years of early childhood serve as a critical opportunity not only to support the academic, physical, and social-emotional development of young children, but to demonstrate and reinforce America’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Young children benefit greatly from exposure to racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity during this crucial and formative period.”