Early Education Options

Conclusive research shows that 90% of brain development occurs within the first three years of life. The University of North Carolina Abcedarian Project, which followed the development of 111 children from toddler hood to age 21, found that those children enrolled in high quality early care and education environments had higher cognitive test scores, enhanced language development, reduced teen pregnancy rates and were more likely to attend and graduate from college. Other studies have shown that children attending high quality child care programs demonstrate less juvenile delinquency, a 41% reduction in special education placement, and are more considerate, cooperative, and gain greater economic independence. Children who benefit from high quality child care programs are also less likely to rely on public assistance programs. When you look at the benefits of early education, you can see why choosing the right environment for your child is important.

Early Education Options in West Virginia include: