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Duke Studies the Virtues of Preschool

“The programs are mightily important in a state such as North Carolina, where lower-income families and their children need the boost that early childhood programs provide. Those efforts, advocates have said time and again, give kids from disadvantaged and lower-income homes a leg up on education. With early help, they can enter kindergarten and first grade with a better chance for success, because they are more accustomed to the educational environment when they get there.”

This year, WCSS opened 78 NC Pre-K classrooms at 43 different sites, serving over 1,100 four-year-olds in Wake County. Every child deserves a strong start! You can read more about the study’s findings on the long term benefits here.