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Old 07-14-2016, 09:29 AM
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If I recall correctly the benefits of an academic based early childhood 'education' are only apparent in children at/below poverty level. Those studies have also said that the benefits are lost by early elementary school. I have also read that ALL children, regardless of socioeconomic status, in an academic push preschool do poorer later on in their early academic careers.

On the flip side- I have also read studies where children from a play-only early childhood experience not only caught up, they surpassed peers in grade school.

Maybe it's because of the socio-emotional development that was allowed to occur? Maybe it's because they aren't entirely sick of drill and kill academics yet?

Head start failed low income children. Why are we supposed to trust the government with ALL children?
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