Pre-kindergarten programs benefit kids in key areas

Pre-kindergarten programs benefit children’s skills in core learning areas, new research suggests.

A research team led by Ellen Peisner-Feinberg analysed almost 1,200 students – around half of which were enrolled in the pre-kindergarten program running in the US state of Georgia.

Children in the program scored above the national average on language, literacy and mathematical skills and those not enrolled ranked at or below average.

The study also found the positive effects of the program were equal across genders and families with different income levels. There were also no differences between children with differing abilities in the English language.

Read more at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill