According to a University of Minnesota study, kids who attend a full day of preschool are better prepared for kindergarten and beyond.
Federal education secretary Arne Duncan is trying to convince governors to help fund his early-childhood plan, “Preschool for All.” It’s a hard sell.
We spend about 5.5 percent of the nation’s economic output on education – preschool through college – but we may be missing the most important part – infants and toddlers.
Parents are upset that the Philadelphia School District plans to privatize more Head Start slots next year.
“We have, over the past few years, seen probably 50 to 60 children every week in that pre-school age who need to be put under general anesthesia to have all 20 teeth repaired,” Dr. Josh Bresler says.