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The Case for Early Childhood Education

“Every dollar we put into high-quality early childhood education we get $7 back in reduced teen pregnancy, improved graduation rates, improved performance in school, reduced incarceration rates. The society as a whole does better.” President Barack Obama

Using data compiled from years’ worth of scientific studies, President Obama has succinctly explained why it’s so important to bring early childhood education to all youth, regardless of cost to the family. Not only does the young person benefit but their family and society as a whole will continue to benefit for years to come. Early childhood educational intervention results in greater opportunity overall and helps to close the achievement gap. The Assistance League of Los Angeles’ Preschool Learning Program is critically important to those who have participated in this program since its creation in 1920; it’s still available at no costs to those who need it most.

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