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An investment in pre-K education may help power a lifetime of health

December 2, 2020

From United Healthcare, Dec 2, 2020

A high-quality pre-K education has long been recognized as a way to help boost the lasting achievement of children from “the ground up.” Expanding access to pre-K not only has a strong correlation to greater educational skills and higher graduation rates but also may provide the foundation for a lifetime of better health. And pre-K may also fuel greater employment opportunities with higher earnings.

At this age, the body and brain are developing at a rapid rate.  Interventions like health screenings, nutrition education, increased immunizations and a supportive learning environment may have a significant impact.  More than that, quality early childhood education may help lower rates of substance abuse and may lead to lower rates of chronic diseases farther along in life through improved cognitive development and self-regulation.

Read the full article here: https://newsroom.uhc.com/community/pre-K-Memphis.html