The Bradford Era : Study Shows Local Children Underserved by Pre-K Availability
by Marcie Schellhammer
More than 1,000 children in this region are missing out on high quality pre-Kindergarten, according to a statewide study released this week. Studies link early education with an increased likelihood of high school graduation and college enrollment; decrease in crime and incarceration and an increase in lifetime earnings, according to the Pre-K for PA campaign. In a study released Thursday through the campaign, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children gave county-level data highlighting unmet needs in communities across the commonwealth.