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Pre-School’s Costs And Benefits

Posted Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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Pre-School’s Costs And Benefits Some kids just aren't prepared to learn when they arrive at school for the first day of first grade. Pre-school programs such as Head Start and Pre-K aim to get kids ready. And advocates say quality early childhood education programs work. Yet those classes are not a top government funding priority. Cleveland Schools, for example, will axe preschool to balance the books this year. Join us for a discussion about pre-school's potential and costs on the Sound of Ideas, Wednesday morning at 9 on 90.3.


Community/Human Interest, Education, Parenting/Child Care


Dr. Sylvia Rimm, Psychologist and Director, Family Achievement Clinic
W. Steven Barnett, co-director, National Institute for Early Education Research
Paul Clark, Regional President, PNC Bank
Marcia Egbert, Senior Program Officer for Human Services, George Gund Foundation

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