Learning in the early years is critical to a child’s lifelong development. According to a brain research, The pathways children uses for everything from coloring to calculus are constructed within the first few years.
Recently, Iowa has greatly expanded early childhood education opportunities. Iowa is in the seventh place In the nation for preschool access.
Betty Zan, director of the regents Center for Early Development Education at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls said, “Early childhood education — that’s where the future of our state lies. In stark economic terms, you get more bang for your buck. On the human side, it’s just the right thing to do. If kids are struggling when they are younger, they are going to continue to struggle when they are older”