Why Preschool is the ‘Most Important Year’ In a Child’s Development

Deborah Farmer Kris
September 15, 2017

Publicly funded pre-K programs enjoy broad public and political support, largely because of research suggesting that preschool graduates enjoy both short-term and long-term benefits, including improved academic and school readinesshigher graduation rates, and lower incarceration rates. Public preschool is also a financial benefit to lower- and middle-class parents, as quality pre-K can cost as much as a college tuition.


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