THE EARLIER THE INVESTMENT,
THE GREATER THE RETURN
When PRE4CLE began, only 16% of Cleveland’s children entering kindergarten are fully prepared for success (Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment results, 2013). Indisputable research shows a significant return on investment (ROI) in high-quality early education in the form of reduced remedial education costs, increased school readiness, and reduced dependents on social supports during adulthood. Children who participate in high-quality preschool programs are far more likely to experience greater educational achievements and strive toward higher career goals, contributing to their community as they grow.