When Public School Starts at Age 3

By Conor P. Williams | The New York Times | July 9, 2019

The nation’s capital offers a popular pre-K program that leaves new parents with just three years of child care to cover.

Free public school starting at age four, or even three, is growing in many American cities. It’s gaining traction as a way to help young children learn the reading, counting and social skills that prepare them for kindergarten. It also promises to help close academic gaps between rich and poor children. Above all, it may have lasting benefits for attendees, including success in school and better lives as adults.


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