Pre-K is a very vulnerable time for prolonged absences. At this point in their lives, young children are learning to develop trust of adults outside the family. STABILITY HERE IS IMPORTANT and those relationships are lost with children not going to school.
Quality Early Childhood Education is Imperative
A Strong Foundation Is Important
It's more important than ever for children to have opportunities to
BUILD SOCIAL SKILLS as well as ACADEMIC SKILLS in order to be PREPARED FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BEYOND!
When Children are not in school, parents tell us that foundation is not strong
Since children have been out of school due to the pandemic:
The number of parents citing emotional symptoms among their children has risen from 3% to 9%.*
The number of parents citing behavior problems has increased from 20% to 25%.*
The number of parents citing evidence of pro-social behavior has decreased from 26% to 16%.*
Parents are Overwhelmed
It’s not easy having children at home while managing everything else that parents have on their plates.
47% of parents surveyed said they felt “very” overwhelmed by the responsibilities of at-home learning.*
32% of parents surveyed said they were getting less work done due to the childcare issues.*
A quality preschool education is more important than ever
Very young children learn best when they can interact with educators and participate in hands-on learning .
Some parents have mentioned that due to school closures their child began REGRESSING in the skills they had worked so hard to master, but with their children back in school they have begun to see them FLOURISH AGAIN WITH ENTHUSIASM TO LEARN!
Our Schools Help Children Thrive
Safety is key
Childcare workers were among the first to be
Childcare is now more affordable
The various tax relief benefits available make it easier than ever to afford quality childcare!
** This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction and to determine whether you qualify for these tax credits.