Does Pre-k Attendance Have a Positive Effect on Academic Success in Kindergarten?
The study of pre-k attendance and academic success in kindergarten is important because it is the basis for all future academic success. Studies have shown that children have the capacity to learn more at an early age. Students who attended pre-k were less likely to end up in special education classes, repeat a grade or get in trouble with the law. Not all children are given the chance to attend pre-k. Not just any pre-k, but a quality pre-k program that is held to several state and federal guidelines. These guidelines ensure that each student is being taught academic skills as well as social and emotional skills that lay a foundation that will be built upon year after year. According to child development experts, cognitive skills are developed very early in life. If these skills are developed early, there is a great possibility that we will be able to close the achievement gap.
Keywords: Pre-k, Kindergarten, Academic Success
Kindergarten Teacher, Bibb County School District