"66% of Texas children in low-income families do not attend preschool."
Annie E. Casey Foundation
"87% of children brought up in Austin’s low-income neighborhoods will enter kindergarten behind readiness levels."
United Way for Greater Austin
"By age 4, the average low-income child is 18 months behind their more affluent peers."
Comprehensive Child Development Program (CCDP)
"When children start kindergarten behind, they are likely to stay behind for the rest of their lives."
RAND Labor and Population
"More than 25% of low-income students will not graduate high school. Without preschool, as adults, those same students have a higher likelihood of being incarcerated and living on public assistance."
Society for Research in Child Development
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