If your child is starting Preschool or Kindergarten, this is a huge step! Not only for your child, but for you as well. It means your child is growing up, and that your role as a parent isn’t the primary influence anymore. As you know, kids are like sponges, and the school your child goes to will have profound and lifelong effects on their future.
According to Study Dog, earlier is better when it comes to school. For every single dollar spent on education in the early years, $7.00 is returned to society. This can result in 28% higher tax revenues, 24% savings in tangible costs to crime victims, 28% savings to the criminal justice system from lower arrest rates, and 18% school savings on remedial services.
For every year you wait to send your child to preschool, the return diminishes significantly. For kids who don’t receive a high-quality early education, 25% are more likely to drop out of school, 40% are likely to have a teen pregnancy, 60% less likely to attend college and 70% more likely to be arrested. See the infographic below to learn more.