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Child Life Month is about events that place a child at risk. Children that don't get a quality preschool education are 25% more likely to drop out of school, 40% more likely to become a teen parent …

Child Life Month is about events that place a child at risk. Children that don't get a quality preschool education are 25% more likely to drop out of school, 40% more likely to become a teen parent and 70% more likely to commit a violent crime and be incarcerated. CHALK Preschool gives every child access to a better future.

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  • If a Universal Pre K education system was in place:
    Todays kids would be 25 % less likely to drop out of High School.
  • The typical income gap between the a college graduate and the a high school dropout has never been higher. Today, college grads earn 80 percent more than people who don't go to high school.
    Source: International Youth Foundation
  • How does PreK education translate into skills and social interaction in later life?
  • There is a cost to not educating young people - the evidence is literally all around us.
  • As expressed in the State of the Union, the end goal of the President’s proposal is “to help make high-quality pre-K available to every 4-year-old.”

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  • 1. Preschools
  • 2. At-risk children who don’t get a high quality preschool education are: 25% more likely to drop out of high school 40% more likely to become a teen parent 50% more likely to be placed in special education 60% more likely to never attend college 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime Social ImpactSocial Impact Source: OunceofPrevention.org
  • 3. Preschool brings the drop out rate downPreschool brings the drop out rate down significantly which in turn means more jobs,significantly which in turn means more jobs, more tax payers and more economic growth.more tax payers and more economic growth. Preschool rivals traditional economicPreschool rivals traditional economic development in creating new jobs and increasingdevelopment in creating new jobs and increasing state earnings and boosts growth— the primarystate earnings and boosts growth— the primary barometer of U.S. economic health.barometer of U.S. economic health. Source: International Youth FoundationSource: International Youth Foundation ReducingReducing drop out ratesdrop out rates
  • 4. These early childhood lessons promote active andThese early childhood lessons promote active and reactive thought processes by engaging children andreactive thought processes by engaging children and instilling a love of learning.instilling a love of learning. The hands-on activities make the most of children’sThe hands-on activities make the most of children’s creative problem solving (lateral thinking), criticalcreative problem solving (lateral thinking), critical thinking and expressive processes.thinking and expressive processes. Children explore the world of decision-making and buildChildren explore the world of decision-making and build on their entrepreneurial skills.on their entrepreneurial skills. Source:  National Association for Education of Young ChildrenSource:  National Association for Education of Young Children The Value ofThe Value of PreschoolPreschool
  • 5. After WW II the United States wasAfter WW II the United States was #1 in the world for high school#1 in the world for high school graduates.graduates. Now we are at 22 out of 27Now we are at 22 out of 27 developed countries with adeveloped countries with a graduation rate of 77%graduation rate of 77% Source:  US News and World Report.Source:  US News and World Report. High SchoolHigh School GraduatesGraduates
  • 6. If we raised our educationIf we raised our education performance to the level of Southperformance to the level of South Korea – 93% graduation - weKorea – 93% graduation - we would improve the US economywould improve the US economy by more than $2 trillion.by more than $2 trillion. Source: McKinsey Report/ InternationalYouth FoundationSource: McKinsey Report/ InternationalYouth Foundation RaisingRaising performanceperformance
  • 7. Universal Preschool PromiseUniversal Preschool Promise Invest in early childhood education as a way to build upInvest in early childhood education as a way to build up the economy and the nation's academic standingthe economy and the nation's academic standing During theDuring the State of the UnionState of the Union addressaddress President ObamaPresident Obama proposed partnering with states so that all low- andproposed partnering with states so that all low- and moderate-income families would have access to suchmoderate-income families would have access to such programsprograms
  • 8. The SolutionThe Solution A free quality preschoolA free quality preschool education available toeducation available to every child.every child. Preschool OnlinePreschool Online
  • 9. Literacy Math Science ArtLiteracy Math Science Art With simple cooking lessons,With simple cooking lessons, outdoor activities, creativeoutdoor activities, creative art projects and originalart projects and original songs, CHALK Preschoolsongs, CHALK Preschool Online makes learning theOnline makes learning the basics of Literacy, Math andbasics of Literacy, Math and Science easy and fun.Science easy and fun.
  • 10. Hands OnHands On LearningLearning Hands-on learning happens in thoseHands-on learning happens in those “teachable“teachable moments” when the world becomes yourmoments” when the world becomes your classroomclassroom Counting flowers becomes a math exerciseCounting flowers becomes a math exercise A walk outside becomes a color-recognitionA walk outside becomes a color-recognition lessonlesson There are learning opportunities everywhereThere are learning opportunities everywhere
  • 11. What Parents SayWhat Parents Say ““The Parent Portal has been an excellent resource for me.”The Parent Portal has been an excellent resource for me.” ““Chalk Preschool Online is a valuable resource for educating my 3 year old.Chalk Preschool Online is a valuable resource for educating my 3 year old. The videos are easy to follow and fun to watch, as are the assignments. WeThe videos are easy to follow and fun to watch, as are the assignments. We have already used quite a bit of printer ink on the printables too!”have already used quite a bit of printer ink on the printables too!” ““Within the first 30 minutes my 4 year old was able to sing just about everyWithin the first 30 minutes my 4 year old was able to sing just about every word to their fun and entertaining Weather song, and also recognize theword to their fun and entertaining Weather song, and also recognize the word NOVEMBER. My 2 year old immediately learned the color BLACK. Yesword NOVEMBER. My 2 year old immediately learned the color BLACK. Yes within 30 minutes.”within 30 minutes.” ““I just found CHALK Preschool Online and I LOVE it. The best part – it’s FREE!”I just found CHALK Preschool Online and I LOVE it. The best part – it’s FREE!”
  • 12. How can youHow can you help?help? Get the word outGet the word out Share with friends andShare with friends and colleaguescolleagues www.chalkpreschool.comwww.chalkpreschool.com
  • 13. NonprofitsNonprofits Partner with CHALKPartner with CHALK Make this preschoolMake this preschool curriculum available incurriculum available in your communityyour community
  • 14. http://www.chalkpreschool.co m Preschool Online