Invest in Early Childhood Education

Economic research makes it clear that investments in quality early childhood programs return strong dividends – in higher education attainment leading to higher-paying jobs; reduced costs for health care, criminal justice, social services and welfare; and other personal and societal benefits. Kentucky must invest in early childhood education and make greater investments in enhanced child-care programs for Kentucky’s developing youth. Ensuring a successful beginning for the state’s youngest citizens will require an innovative and collaborative approach to provide quality preschool to all 3- and 4-year-olds.

The Chamber also supports efforts to fully fund all-day kindergarten equitably statewide.

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