Why Readiness is Important

We're ReadyResearch has shown that children who arrive at school ready (see our School Readiness Declaration for more on what constitutes “readiness”) are more likely to be successful than those children who have ground to make up on their peers in the early elementary years.

Do we want…
1)Increased school success including test scores?
2)Decreased retention and dropout rates?
3)A skilled workforce?
4)Raised per capita income (decreased poverty)?
5)Reduced likelihood of criminal behavior?

If so, the answer is clear: we must invest in early childhood development, especially in the years between birth and three years old.

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