Friday, August 27, 2010
Why Preschool Education
This is what is happening every day in education. Kids are starting kindergarten with huge gaps in their readiness to learn. Some have all the tools they need, but many are just a few degrees off. Quality preschool can do wonders to narrow that gap.
It would be nice if every parent could provide a plethora of enrichment experiences for their children. But that is not always possible, for a multitude of reasons. Some kids enter first grade with a working vocabulary of only a few hundred words, while others have several thousand. If we start early, it does take much effort to change this course. But if we wait too long, the gap will continue to grow until a student is so off course that failure is the only option.
When I am King, we'll spend our resources wisely at the front end of the journey so we don't miss our target all together.