EVIDENCE OF EFFICACY
New studies have confirmed the benefits of expanded access to quality pre-kindergarten.
A 2017 Rand study found that “most programs with benefit–cost analyses show positive returns.”
A meta-analysis of 22 high-quality experimental and quasi-experimental studies conducted between 1960 and 2016 found that participation in early childhood education leads to reductions in special education placement and grade retention as well as increases in high school graduation rates.
Researchers estimate pre-kindergarten investments in Tulsa have a 2-to-1 return.