Today, more companies recognize that children develop their passion for learning and the foundation for critical thinking skills well before they enter kindergarten. These businesses understand that investing in quality early childhood education is more cost effective than the high cost of remediation in later years. The more that can be done to shrink the achievement gap before children enter school, the less likely they will fall further behind once in the classroom.
Learn more about how high-quality early education contributes to a healthy business environment and the development of a highly skilled workforce.
“The early years of a child’s life are extremely formative and have a significant impact on their health, growth, and readiness. As policy makers, we must ensure that our public investments provide adequate access and that every Virginia child has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.”
Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam
Chair, Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success