A University of Cincinnati study suggests Cincinnati could save $48 million if its Preschool Promise plan is successful.
The UC Economics Center report finds the economic benefit per three-year-old class could be as large as $69.1 million if all students enrolled in the plan. However, it says similar programs in other cities usually have about 70 percent participation - leading to the $48.4 million estimate.
Studies show a quality education is critical to a child’s early development and continued success throughout life. KnowledgeWorks President and CEO Judy Peppler, Harold Brown, president of EDWorks, and Greg Landsman, executive director of The Strive Partnership, talk about working to provide every student with a meaningful learning experience, from preschool through college.
Business and Community leaders are coming together to launch a city-wide initiative to get more - if not all- kids in pre-school.
Studies show children who attend pre-school do better in school and in life. Advocates point out nearly 90 percent of a child's brain is developed before age five but kids typically enter kindergarten at age six.