A key to college success? Starting education early, then making college affordable

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The first five years of a person’s life are the most important when it comes to developing the ability to learn and build skills throughout life.

As a teacher for 37 years and a member of the legislative Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, I’ve seen how prekindergarten education creates a launchpad for success later on in life.

By improving our students’ ability to acquire skills and learn, we would strengthen our workforce, create an extra layer of financial stability for families and secure a more prosperous economic future for the state of Maine.

Studies have shown the investment in early education more than pays for itself.

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