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Investing in Early Care and Learning in New York Means:  

  • A savings of up to $828 million annually to New York’s public school system from state Pre-K initiative alone. Research shows Pre-K can significantly reduce the need for remedial services and grade retention.  There are even bigger when investments target the earliest years. 
     
  • Improving nine out of ten leading health indicators for young children in New York State. Participation in quality early learning programs can create a critical link to health and nutrition supports. 
  • Boosting New York’s economy. A recent study show that every $1 invested in quality early care and education generates $1.86 in additional spending across the state, creating local jobs and revenues for local businesses. 
     
  • Improving graduation rates, decreasing crime across the state.