7 Reasons Why a High Quality, Academic-Based Preschool Matters for Your Child
Get Ahead, Stay Ahead. 1st graders who start ahead in reading read 3 times as many words per minute by the end of the 3rd grade. (150 words per minute compared to 40 words per minute)
Research shows that one of the greatest predictors of high school graduation and college acceptance is reading proficiency in 3rd grade.
3. School Readiness
Studies show that one of the most important predictors of 3rd grade test performance is school readiness at kindergarten entry.
By 5th grade, children in the 10th percentile read 50,000 words a year while children in the 90th percentile read around 4.5 million words a year.
A child’s educational success is one of the most important indicators of economic success later in their life.
6. Test Scores
63% of Utah 4th Graders in 2013 scored below proficient on National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading test.
85% of a child’s brain development occurs before they turn five years old.
Sources: 1. Stanovich, The Matthew Effect, 2. Voices of Utah Children, Raising Students Achievement by the Third Grade, 3. The Impact of High Quality Early Childhood Programs, 4. Journal of Educational Psychology, 5. The Impact of High Quality Early Childhood Programs, 6. Voices for Utah Children, Kids Count Special Report, 7. America’s Edge, Rand Corporations and the National Institute for Early Education
As a parent and a US Congresswoman representing Utah, I know the importance of an early childhood education. That’s why I chose to send all 3 of my children to preschool at Avondale Academy.Mia Love, United States Congress
Avondale Preschool – Lehi / Highland 61 West 3200 North
Lehi, Utah 84043
Avondale Preschool – Saratoga Springs
1417 Lake View Terrace Rd.
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045