Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs (family child care, preschools, daycare,
etc.) provide early care and education services to children between the ages of 0-5.
Qualified ECE professionals help children develop cognitive and social skills which con-
tribute to their intellectual and emotional well-being.
Up to 90 percent of the human brain develops before the age of five. According to
the study of the National Institute of Early Education Research, children who attend
preschool have between 30 and 40% more vocabulary and math skills than the ones
who do not attend.
Children that attend a quality preschool have a higher probability of:
• Graduating high school and college
• Having a better job
• Earning a higher wage
• Staying away from crime
Why does Early Childhood
Education matter?
What is Early Childhood Education?