Early Education Strengthens At-Risk Children and Families
High-quality pre-K puts at-risk children on a track to success
The Bible teaches us that God created the family to be the primary place for educating a child (Dt. 6:49; Ps. 78:58; Pro. 1; Eph. 6:4; 2 Tim. 1:5). However, some parents experience more difficulty in child rearing than others—lacking the knowledge, resources or support of a spouse to raise their children. As a result, disadvantaged children are starting school far behind their classmates, and many never catch up—contributing to later dropout, teenage pregnancy, and other negative outcomes.
This factsheet spotlights research showing that high quality pre-K increases the likelihood that at-risk children succeed in school, find employment, and even become married before they have children.