The Impact of High-Quality Pre-K on K-12 Education

Schools spend significant time and money helping children who arrive in kindergarten behind their classmates to catch up. By getting children ready for school, academically and socially, pre-k can help to reduce these costs and increase student success. This is a particularly important topic given Pennsylvania’s current efforts to ensure adequate and equitable funding for public education.


While there are no simple solutions to the challenges Pennsylvania faces, this issue brief explores how pre-k benefits K-12 systems and improves outcomes for children.