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  • 90% of a person’s intellect, personality and social skills are developed by age 5, making high quality early childhood experiences critical for children’s brain development and future success.

  • Children who attend high-quality pre-k have higher achievement test scores; repeat grades far less often; need less special education; graduate from high school at substantially higher rates; and are more likely to attend college.

  • Quality pre-k has been shown to better prepare students for kindergarten which enables their teachers to be more effective and the class to learn more quickly; reducing costly grade retention and the need for special education services.

  • Children who attended a pre-k program were 29 percent more likely to graduate from high school than their peers who did not have pre-k.