By Morgan Grant, CEI Intern
It’s no secret that early education helps to create a sturdy academic foundation for students. Various studies about child development have shown us that quality education matters. After all, by age five, 90% of the brain has been developed as over one million neural connections are made per second! The general public has caught on that the earlier children are able to think critically, the better it is for their overall development (First Things First, 2015; Mongeau, 2016). In 2015, 67% of 4-year olds and 87% of 5-year olds were enrolled in an early education program (National Center for Education Sciences, 2017).