Barriers to Preschool Attendance: 1. Too expensive Preschool experience for 4-year olds runs from $80-$115 For families making minimum wage, preschool may be cost prohibitive. ($5.85 X 40 hrs=$234/week or $930/month)
Barriers to Preschool Attendance: 2. None in our area Buffalo area = 0 Lincoln area = 0 Jefferson area = ORL Preschool ($85/month + $35 snack fee=$800/year)
Reality of Kindergarten in 2007 Standards have changed a lot of things for Kindergarten learners: **Higher expectations of prelearning **Social Skills prior to entry **Behaviors of sharing and cooperating **More academic
Students without preschool are at a tremendous disadvantage!!
‘ One of the greatest predictors of school success is LANGUAGE and early exposure to the written word.
30 million word differential By age 3, children in homes of poverty have been exposed to 30 million less words than children growing up in homes of wealth.
By age 4: Cumulative words per hour: Homes of Poverty=500 Middle Class Homes=1300 Homes of professionals/wealth=2300 Comparisons of exposures/experiences with language