Early education programs, proven to work here in Texas with Texas kids, have made possible significant improvements in children’s school readiness, particularly when it comes to literacy and math. Texas should capitalize on what we know works, so families and Texans know which programs are delivering results.
Quality early education has been shown to break the cycle of poverty and allow for lifetime achievement and success. With such a significant portion of Texas’ young population growing up in poverty, supporting early education is a way to help significant numbers of Texas children overcome challenges and prepare for success. The Texas School Ready! project is an example of a research-based model that works in pinpointing the early education components that lead to the best results. It works in partnership with communities and is proven to produce measurable academic gains.