The Star-Ledger, a New Jersey newspaper, reports that low-income New Jersey children who attended preschool performed better in school. “The percentage of kids who had to repeat kindergarten or first grade was twice as high for those who did not attend preschool, as it was for those who started at age 3,” the paper reported.
Well, that comes as no surprise to the folks at the Center, who have been speaking out on the benefits of pre-kindergarten for some time now. And we have lots of research on the pre-kindergarten section of our Web site to back up this claim. You’ll also find resources for supporting pre-kindergarten programs in your state. Why not take a look to find out more? — Pamela Karwasinski