Early Childhood Education
Children are born ready to learn, but too many of the 16 million U.S. children living in poverty enter school not prepared to succeed.
This might have happened to three-year-old Olivia. Fortunately, she was given an amazing gift: the chance to start learning early. Now she and her sister Pauline, 2, are visited by a Save the Children coordinator in West Virginia who helps to prepare Olivia and Pauline for success in preschool and beyond.
Why is early learning so critical?
Many kids don’t have the chance to take part in high-quality early learning like Olivia. Without access to these programs, children fall behind. Many never catch up.
Save the Children Action Network’s solutions
The nation's top researchers came away with one message: Kids who attend public preschool programs are better prepared for kindergarten than kids who don't.
A series of recommendations to increase children’s access to high-quality early childhood education as part of comprehensive tax reform.
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