Early Childhood Education Matters—Here’s How to Make It Great

| July 6, 2016

A new report offers a roadmap to building a high-quality early childhood education system.

By Dwyer Gunn • Pacific Standard

By the time a low-income child enters kindergarten in America, they’re already woefully lagging their more advantaged peers — 11 months behind in math and 13 months behind in reading, according to a recent report from the Center for American Progress. …

The road to college attainment, higher wages and social mobility in the United States starts at birth. The greatest barrier to college education is not high tuitions or the risk of student debt; it’s in the skills children have when they first enter kindergarten.

But early childhood education has the potential to change all of that.

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