Will preschool lead to more career success?
Is preschool good for children? Ask 10 parents, and you’ll likely get 10 different answers.
But at least you'll be setting up junior for a better career 20 years down the road, says Dr. Celia Ayala, CEO of a nonprofit group that funds 325 schools in Los Angeles County.
Kids without that early boost are more likely to get special-needs services, be held back a grade or two, get in trouble with the law and become teen parents, she maintains.
“Those who go to preschool will go on to university, will have a graduate education, and their income level will radically improve,” she told the Wall Street Journal, arguing that days spent with Play-Doh among other kids could hold the key to job success in adult life.
But fewer than half of Canadian kids go to preschool. The rest either stay home, where they play with parents or caregivers, or attend daycare, which may not have an educational component.
There is, after all, only so much information the average three-year-old or four-year-old is developmentally prepared to absorb.By Gordon Powers, MSN Money