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Providing a high-quality education for children before they turn five yields significant medium- and long-term benefits for students.
Children in early childhood education programs are:
- Less likely to repeat a grade
- Less likely to be identified as having special needs
- More prepared academically for later grades
- More likely to graduate from high school
- Higher earners in the workforce
Access to effective, diverse programs breaks down structural barriers that have prevented all children–particularly children of color and children from disadvantaged families–from achieving their full potential.
Letters & Testimony
Submitted on 03/09/2022
Bills in Congress
Learn NEA's position on pending legislation related to public education, and take action to protect our schools
Introduced on 06/27/2021
A once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a real difference in the daily lives of students, educators, and families.