High quality early education is critical for a child's healthy development. Research shows that providing a high quality education for children before the age of five can yield significant short-term and long-term benefits for the child and their parents. For example, children who attend comprehensive early childhood education programs are better prepared to adjust to classroom settings. Additionally, these children are more ready and willing to learn, demonstrate greater cognitive abilities, and show greater motivation for learning. Furthermore, children receiving an early childhood education are more likely to succeed in school further down the road.
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