Are You All-in 4 Pre-K?
Backed With the Facts
Research demonstrates that pre-k leads to early school success and provides long-term educational benefits across all race and income groups. And a recent study in Indiana found that pre-k funding reaps a $4 return on every $1 spent through increased lifetime earnings for pre-k participants and savings on special education, remediation and crime.
United Way believes in the power of early education to create better educational outcomes and fuel economic development in Indiana, and it’s committed to expanding access to high quality pre-k programs for Hoosier families and their littlest learners.
Parents Speak Out
We partnered with United Way’s state teams to help organize a special grassroots and press event during the Indiana General Assembly’s annual Advocacy Day. Parents and leaders from the business community rallied over 300 pre-k advocates and influencers from all across Indiana before a key hearing on the Senate’s pre-k bill. We also coordinated testimony from community members during the rally.
A Win for Students and Parents
The General Assembly voted to double the state’s investment in pre-k from $12 million to $22 million, ensuring that more children living in poverty will have a strong start to education.
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