Preschool programs provide early childhood education and care for children, and help them develop a range of skills that make them ready to learn when they start school, such as: Social skills, language skills, executive function skills, and emotional self-regulation skills.
Here are some fast facts about the importance of Early Childhood learning and development:
- Preschool can help combat crime, teen pregnancy and high school dropout rates. A child without an early childhood education is 25 percent more likely to drop out of school, 40 percent more likely to become a teenage parent, and 70 percent more likely to be arrested for a violent crime.
- Children who participate need fewer services over the course of their lifetime. The benefits include reduced need for special education and grade retention.
- Preschool puts children from vulnerable families on even footing with more affluent families as they prepare to start school.
To get your child started with the best educational opportunities the Boone County School district has recently opened the Boone County Early Learning Center in partnership with Children's Inc., United Way Success by 6 and the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission. This collaborative effort allows us to serve children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old that live in the Boone County School District.