Research finds that early chronic absenteeism (being absent 10% or more of the school year) is associated with lowered proficiency in reading and math. There is strong evidence to show that more time in quality early care and education is associated with strong, positive outcomes for children. Regular attendance helps children learn routines, establish solid relationships with the teachers, and learn the skills of the “hidden curriculum” at school. Their attendance now often sets a pattern for later grades and adulthood. They are learning the “soft skills” they need to be successful in school and life.
The 24:1 Early Childhood Learning Center can help prepare children to succeed in not just their academic lives, but also in the workplace. Learn more about the 24:1 ECLC at http://united4children.org/