According to a recent analysis by the
National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), participation in early childhood education programs
has been linked to better health, higher educational achievement, and higher socioeconomic status in adulthood.
The NASHP analysis shows how state
policymakers are better appreciating the benefits of early childhood education by putting their priorities into action, taking more steps to improve
early childhood initiatives and investing in programming.
State leaders are advancing these initiatives through state budget appropriations, executive orders, and legislation.