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What is Starting Strong Rapid City?

Starting Strong Rapid City is a

Market Based Voluntary Parent-Driven community scholarship program for 3- and 4-year-old children from low income families. It provides scholarships for children so that they may obtain high-quality early education in order to enter school ready to learn. Parents of eligible children can choose a quality preschool from among approved programs that provide healthy meals and snacks, quality learning environments and highly qualified educators.

Programs like Starting Strong provide the foundation for:

School readiness, positive attitudes towards education, less need for remedial and special education services in schools, fewer problems with truancy and delinquency, higher graduation rates, higher earnings and succcess later in life.

Early Education is Economic Development

Early Education pays huge dividends! Studies show the return on investment for education is greatest during the preschool years. More than $7 (and as much as $17) in public funds are saved for every $1 spent on high quality programs like Starting Strong. Research finds that when tested at ages 8, 10, and 14, children from disadvantaged backgrounds who were enrolled in quality pre-kindergarten programs achieved at higher levels than those who weren’t. Former preschool students graduate from high school at significantly higher rates than non-participants and they earn more in later life.

Give the Gift of Learning &

Invest in the Future!

Scholarship sponsorships are needed.

All funds raised benefit local children & our community. There are many ways to contribute. Call 342-6464 for more information.
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Scholarship sponsorships are needed.

All funds raised benefit local children & our community. There are many ways to contribute. Call 342-6464 for more information.
© 2015 - Starting Strong Rapid City - Early Childhood Connections Rapid City, SD 57702
Home Parents Providers Donate now Contact Newsletters Early Childhood Connections Welcome

What is Starting Strong Rapid City?

Starting Strong Rapid City is a

Market Based Voluntary Parent-Driven community scholarship program for 3- and 4-year-old children from low income families. It provides scholarships for children so that they may obtain high- quality early education in order to enter school ready to learn. Parents of eligible children can choose a quality preschool from among approved programs that provide healthy meals and snacks, quality learning environments and highly qualified educators.

Programs like Starting Strong provide the

foundation for:

School readiness, positive attitudes towards education, less need for remedial and special education services in schools, fewer problems with truancy and delinquency, higher graduation rates, higher earnings and succcess later in life.

Early Education is Economic Development

Early Education pays huge dividends! Studies show the return on investment for education is greatest during the preschool years. More than $7 (and as much as $17) in public funds are saved for every $1 spent on high quality programs like Starting Strong. Research finds that when tested at ages 8, 10, and 14, children from disadvantaged backgrounds who were enrolled in quality pre-kindergarten programs achieved at higher levels than those who weren’t. Former preschool students graduate from high school at significantly higher rates than non- participants and they earn more in later life.

Give the Gift of Learning &

Invest in the Future!

Donate Now Home
© 2015 - Starting Strong Rapid City - Early Childhood Connections Rapid City, SD 57702
Home Parents Providers Donate now Contact Newsletters Early Childhood Connections Welcome

What is Starting Strong Rapid City?

Starting Strong Rapid City is a

Market Based Voluntary Parent-Driven community scholarship program for 3- and 4-year-old children from low income families. It provides scholarships for children so that they may obtain high-quality early education in order to enter school ready to learn. Parents of eligible children can choose a quality preschool from among approved programs that provide healthy meals and snacks, quality learning environments and highly qualified educators.

Programs like Starting Strong provide the foundation for:

School readiness, positive attitudes towards education, less need for remedial and special education services in schools, fewer problems with truancy and delinquency, higher graduation rates, higher earnings and succcess later in life.

Early Education is Economic Development

Early Education pays huge dividends! Studies show the return on investment for education is greatest during the preschool years. More than $7 (and as much as $17) in public funds are saved for every $1 spent on high quality programs like Starting Strong. Research finds that when tested at ages 8, 10, and 14, children from disadvantaged backgrounds who were enrolled in quality pre-kindergarten programs achieved at higher levels than those who weren’t. Former preschool students graduate from high school at significantly higher rates than non-participants and they earn more in later life.

Scholarship sponsorships are needed.

All funds raised benefit local children & our community. There are many ways to contribute. Call 342-6464 for more information.
Donate Now

Give the Gift of Learning &

Invest in the Future!

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