Early childhood education programs in the United States can improve development of lifelong character and critical thinking skills.
According to an article in The Washington Post, the United States would benefit from an increased focus on early childhood education programs. Students who participate in such programs develop a foundation that they will build upon their entire lives. It also results in fewer referrals to special education programs, reduced grade repetition and increased high school graduation rates. In a majority of countries that performed better than the United States, nearly 80% of 4-year-olds are enrolled in early childhood education programs.
The report surmised that parents wanting the best for their children’s educational future should consider early childhood education, and the U.S. has a need for further early childhood education program implementation.
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The Link Between Early Childhood Education and PISA Scores. The Washington Post. Web. 2013. 15. Dec. 2013.