Early Childhood Education and Quality Child Care for Working Families

Why Early Education Matters

Early Education At-a-Glance

Better Skills

Children who attend high-quality preschool enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not.

Falling Behind

The U.S. lags behind almost every other country when it comes to preschool, including Mexico, Chile, and Russia.

Drop Out Rates

A child without an early childhood education is 25 percent more likely to drop out of school, 40 percent more likely to become a teenage parent, and 70 percent more likely to be arrested for a violent crime.

Future Success

High-quality early education childhood care and programs can are proven to improve children’s chances for success in later life.

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