Parents of eligible children can choose a quality preschool from among approved programs that provide transportation, nutrition, and highly qualified teachers.
SAVE THE DATE!
Second Annual Starting Strong May Day Breakfast
Wednesday, May 1
Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
Call 605 721-0699 to reserve your complimentary seat.
- School readiness,
- Positive attitudes toward education,
- Less need for remedial and special education services in schools,
- Fewer problems with truancy and delinquency,
- Higher graduation rates,
- Higher earnings and success later in life.
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.