Preschool education is important to Americans. So important, that in February of 2013, US President Barrack Obama said, “I propose working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every child in America… Let’s do what works, and make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind. Let’s give our kids that chance.” This was written on an official government education site.
Even though resources may be limited – there may not even be enough toys – a preschool can actually successfully run with very little. It is not as if children require a whole lot of school chairs or computer desks, or other such furniture and equipment. As long as there is qualified staff and people dedicated to the cause, the kids will thrive in most preschool environments.
As it is today in America, the situation is that there are far too many children missing out on the preschool opportunity. According to this government site “doing better is more than just a moral and educational imperative, it’s smart government.” Thus all the monies spent on preschool – it has been calculated – “returns $7 through increased productivity and savings on public assistance and criminal justice.