There is consistent international evidence that children who have participated in high-quality preschool education programs gain significant long-term benefits from what has been termed the ‘preschool advantage’ (Farrar, et al, 2007).
- higher levels of completed education and subsequent employment;
- greater stability in relationships and lower rates of mental illness (Farrar, et al, 2007).
Professor Fiona Stanley states:
“So many of the factors affecting the success of a child’s formal education starts well before formal schooling.”