First 2000 Days: Selecting a Quality Pre-K Program
2000 days. That's the span of time roughly from when a child is born and when they enter Kindergarten. Children who attend a high-quality preschool have better high school graduation rates, fewer teen pregnancies and even a better chance of getting a job, according to 2013 study written by university professors from across the nation. In Ohio, there are more than 8,000 licensed preschools.
Our panel discussion explores what makes a program a quality one and what do parents need to look for when deciding on one for their child.
Help for Families Seeking Pre-K and Childcare Programs: Starting Point web site
Eboni Howard, Ph.D., Managing Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Laura Johnston, Reporter, cleveland.com
Debbie Fodge, Assistant Director, Starting Point