Early Learning Is Critical Infrastructure

Policy & Practice Newsletter

What happens in a child’s first three years has deep and long-lasting implications for success in school and life. SREB’s Early Childhood Commission heard more evidence of the return on investing in early learning at its meeting in Louisville last week. That return is at least 4:1 — but only for high quality, intensive programs. The task facing state policy makers, said Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, chair of the Commission: “What policies will help develop resilient families and children who will arrive at school ready to succeed at school and life?”