Learn more about the Troy School District's world-class Early Childhood Educational programs.
Long-Term Benefits of Early Childhood Education
Research shows that providing a high quality education for children before they turn five yields significant long-term benefits.
One well-known study, the HighScope Perry Preschool Study, found that individuals who were enrolled in a quality preschool program ultimately earned up to $2,000 more per month than those who were not. Young people who were in preschool programs are more likely to graduate from high school, to own homes, and have longer marriages.
Other studies, like The Abecedarian Project, show similar results. Children in quality preschool programs are less likely to repeat grades, need special education, or get into future trouble with the law.
Early childhood education makes good economic sense, as well. In Early Childhood Development: Economic Development with a High Public Return, a high-ranking Federal Reserve Bank official pegs its return on investment at 12 percent, after inflation.
- Ryan and Julie Glenn
- Troy Teaching & Learning Department
- Mrs. K. Bush
- Allyson Vesprini
My Daughter is in Ms. Erard’s class and though at the beginning of the year she was very shy to meet people, I can’t believe myself she has turned into a 4-yr old preschooler who has so much confidence and proud of herself. I would like to give this credit to the wonderful team of TSD Preschool, Early-On team, Special Education team and Oakland schools staff who are collaborating together to provide better learning opportunities for kids.
The teachers are filled with knowledge, patience and experience to work with the little ones and they are always there to provide feedbacks, suggestions and support we need as a parent to educate ourselves.
Very well organized, attractive and resourceful classrooms, a huge large motor area and the kids friendly environment is a cherry on top."
- Prachi and Rakesh Pachpande