West Virginia ranked 6th for best early education system in America

West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – According to a WalletHub report, West Virginia has the 6th best early education system in the United States.

Quality of early education in West Virginia (1= best; 25= average)

  • 14th – Share of 3- and 4-year-olds Enrolled in pre-K, pre-K Special Education and Head Start
  • 27th – Income Requirement for State Pre-K Eligibility
  • 7th – Total Reported Spending per Child Enrolled in Preschool
  • 13th – Total State Head Start Program Spending per Child Enrolled in Preschool
  • 27th – Monthly Child Care Co-Payment Fees as a Percent of Family Income

Giving a child a good early education is something that can benefit them for their entire career as a student.

According to a WalletHub expert, educational success is a result the parents’ support of the child, the teachers’ quality of teaching and the number of opportunities provided through the school/community.

study by the National Institute for Early Education Research explains the benefits of full-day preschool programs:

  • Children do better on math and literacy tests than their peers who attend only partial day preschool
  • It’s an effective tool for enhancing equality of opportunity as well as increasing achievement generally

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