Numerous studies have concluded that preschool benefits exist and persist into regular school years and beyond. Preschool attendance is much more likely for the wealthy and working-class in comparison to lower income families.
Preschool has shown to be very beneficial in early language, literacy and math development.
The best preschools have strong teacher training that produces capable instructors. Teacher qualifications vary state by state. Some states even require a bachelors degree to be a teacher.
Despite all these clear benefits, preschool attendance has not risen significantly over the past 20 years. The costs can put preschool out of reach for many families. Our hope is that once everyone understands the benefits of a high quality Pre-K education, then state funding will follow and ease the burden on families.