A child’s ability to learn is deeply affected by stress, including hunger, abuse and neglect. Learn more.
Hawai'i is at the bottom of the list: one of only 11 states without state-funded preschool. Learn more.
By the time a child reaches elementary school, teachers and parents are addressing problems instead of preventing them. Learn more.
Poor early childhood experiences can have devastating effects on adult health, social relationships, and the ability to hold jobs. Learn more.
Children who attend preschool are more likely to graduate from college. Learn more.
Early identification of special needs can save schools more than 50% per child, saving taxpayer dollars. Learn more.
Children who attend preschool are less likely to be arrested or jailed. Learn more.
Identifying children who have learning difficulties early on can reduce the need for special education. Learn more.
85% of brain development critical to a child’s emotional and intellectual wellbeing happens before the age of five. Learn more.
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As our job market evolves ... we need individuals who are better prepared to take on the jobs of the future – ranging from occupations that require more high-tech skills to more traditional occupations.
HGEA President of Hawaii State AFL-CIO
Early education is the key, and will build better communities, better businesses, more successful families and help prevent future problems.
Poverty deeply affects our children and their ability to succeed. The recent HSSRA report shows we must do better.
Former Executive Director of Good Beginnings Alliance