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What to look for on Radio Smart Talk Wednesday, August 7:
One of the real breakthroughs of the last 10-15 years is the research and acknowledgement that early childhood education helps children become better students throughout their school years and more successful even into adulthood.
It used to be that a child's first formal education came in kindergarten. Today, many children who don't have some form of pre-kindergarten learning start off behind their classmates.
Research shows that kids who had early childhood education often are better students throughout school, go on to college, earn higher salaries, and use fewer government services as adults.
It also is one aspect of education that is almost universally accepted politically. However, politics does go on display once the subject turns to paying for early childhood programs.
Meanwhile, witf's Ready, Set, Go...Kindergarten event is scheduled for this Saturday. Hundreds of children about to enter kindergarten and their families will participate to get them ready for the first day of school in a few weeks.
Appearing on Wednesday's Radio Smart Talk to address the importance of early childhood education is Christy Renjilian, Executive Director of Child Care Consultants in York County and Debbie Riek, witf's Education Coordinator.
Christy Renjilian, Executive Director of Child Care Consultants in York County and Debbie Riek, witf's Education Coordinator
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