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Did You Know?

1 in 4 children in our region arrive in kindergarten without the basic skills to succeed.

90% of a child’s brain is developed before reaching kindergarten.

Studies show that every $1 invested in early childhood education returns up to $17 to our community.

When at-risk children experience high-quality early learning programs, they have better school, employment and life outcomes.

The seeds of desirable workforce skills – critical thinking, teamwork, effective communication – are planted before the age of 5.

Early experiences carry lifelong effects, not just on cognitive and emotional development, but also on long-term physical health.