Why Is Early Education Important?
"I am so proud to work alongside such dedicated and talented individuals. It's exciting to witness the daily positive impact that our staff has on the lives of the children and families we work with. Thank you for everything you do!"
- Jennifer Adhima, Project Eagle Associate Director
The circumstances and experiences during the earliest years of a child's life can lead to a gap in academic readiness and outcomes by kindergarten entry. A variety of conditions, and in particular household income, contribute to this gap, which is known as the achievement gap.
Research also shows that high-quality early childhood education and support for parents with young children can help improve health-related outcomes for children over the course of their lifespan. With this knowledge, Project Eagle places an emphasis on each child's health outcomes and believe that every child should have access to health benefits, a medical home, oral health care, and preventive health care.
This article from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University provides excellent information on the importance of early child development.