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First Things First summit a must for legislators, education advocates

| August 17, 2016
First Things First summit a must for legislators, education advocates

We hear a lot about K-12 education here in Arizona, and we know the critical need for funding and upgrading our schools, but what about early childhood education?

Think about this fact: 90 percent of a child’s critical brain development occurs before age 5. Research shows that children who receive high quality early childhood experiences benefit from higher educational achievement, improved future employment and better health. In fact, every dollar invested in early childhood education yields up to a $16 return on investment.

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