Alabama's investment in pre-K is paying off
As parents and caregivers, few of us would consider ourselves experts on child brain development. But decades of research has established the critical importance of children learning before they reach school age and the role we have in shaping their progress.
During the first five years of life, children begin to learn vocabulary, language, socio-emotional behavior, literacy, math, spatial reasoning, executive function and self-regulation. Although the impact of all this learning and development is nearly invisible to the eye, the impact on children is immeasurable and often determines their chances of success in school and life.
As a company focused on community and economic development, we understand the importance of the right start in a child's life. Investments in our youngest students are warranted given studies that show as much as a $16 benefit for every dollar invested.