Many PRE4CLE Providers still have open preschool seats for this school year. Research shows that ninety percent of a child’s brain is developed by the time a child is five years old, laying the foundation for all future academic, social, and emotional development. When young children have high-quality early learning experiences during this critical time of growth and development, everyone wins. When children participate in high-quality preschool programs they are significantly more likely to:
♦ have better developed language skills and stronger social and emotional skills when they enter kindergarten;
♦ meet third grade reading proficiency — a strong predictor of future school success;
♦ require less special education and have lower rates of grade retention;
♦ graduate from high school; and
♦ pursue college or vocational training programs and have higher employment rates and overall lifetime earnings as adults.
This research tells us that school readiness is a critical part of Cleveland’s plan to transform our schools and strengthen our future workforce. PRE4CLE is working with partners and families throughout Cleveland to ensure that every child has the opportunity to attend a high-quality preschool, and that every neighborhood has great preschool options.
If you know a 3- or 4-year-old who is not enrolled in preschool, call Starting Point today at 216-575-0061 to begin the enrollment process. You can also find resources to help you enroll at pre4cle.org/family/#enroll and can see the list of preschools with openings by visiting pre4cle.org/preschool-openings.