Investing in a child's early development sets the stage for effective transitions
Investing in a child's early development sets the stage for effective transitions into elementary school and long-term academic success, says a new policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success reports that 36 percent of children are on track in math reading and science; 56 percent in their physical well-being; 70 percent in their social and economic growth; and 74 percent in their level of school engagement. However, 63 percent of three- and four-year-olds in low-income families were not attending a preschool program, compared with 45 percent of children in more affluent families.
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