The Benefits of Early Childhood Education. Who We Are. Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children Advocacy organization Independent, non-profit Prevention-focused, research-based
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“Investments made by families and society in children early in life yield both public and private long-term returns, including higher lifetime earnings for children, higher tax revenues and lower government transfer payments”
- Children from quality pre-K get better test scores in later grades and are likelier to graduate from high school. (National Research Council, From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development, 2000.)
- Among Chicago children, those who attended pre-K were 41% less likely to require special education services than their peers who did not attend. (Source: Chicago Longitudinal Study)
- Pennsylvania’s employers support ECE investments because they equip young learners with the skills for school success and after graduation, workplace competence.
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
Joan L. Benso
President & CEO