From a PEW Center on the States report comes research that shows that children who attend high-quality Pre-K programs do better in school from the first day of kindergarten through their post-secondary years. Compared with peers who have not had Pre-K, children have higher achievement test scores, repeat grades and require special education less often, graduate from high school at substantially higher rates, and are more likely to attend college (Transforming Public Education: Pathway to a Pre-K-12 Future, September 2011).
In FY 16/17:
- 88 children where provided with the opportunity to experience close and stable relationships with adults who show empathy and understanding.
- 214 siblings or other family members received support to help them better understand how to address the emotional and developmental needs of their children.