One more research of state training programs and West Virginia is on the backside, proper? Not this time.
WalletHubs “States 2022 with the perfect and worst early childhood training programs” the Mountain State ranks ninth within the nation.
In reality, we rank eighth for each entry and high quality. Sure, the training obtainable to pre-Ok kids in West Virginia is really high quality training, not simply babysitting. Whereas we’re used to the state rating backside in research like this one, it hasn’t positioned within the backside 5 in any of the classes highlighted by WalletHub for the research by way of early training.
The place there may be important room for enchancment, West Virginia is ranked thirty fifth for sources and financial help for early training. And maybe it is that quantity that offers us a glimpse of why the fast begin is collapsing for our children as they work their means by the Ok-12 system… which tends to point out up on the backside of comparable research.
“Kids who enroll in early teaching programs usually tend to be academically ready for future grades and have greater commencement charges and incomes potential than kids who are usually not enrolled, in accordance with the Nationwide Training Affiliation.” mentioned WalletHub’s analysis introduction.
However right here it looks as if we’re getting ready these youngsters after which abandoning them. What are we doing flawed?
Maybe the complexities and challenges our Ok-12 colleges face mirror these of the state as a complete, in a means that does not have an effect on these educating youthful kids to the identical diploma.
No matter our early educators get proper ought to serve for example to the general public college system as a complete – making an allowance for, in fact, that frequent sense should prevail relatively than merely throwing your arms within the air when a scale does not work, however adapt and may need modified.
We owe it to our youngsters to proceed to provide them the identical high quality training they get at age 17 or 18 that they get at age 3 or 4. We’re clearly able to doing good issues for our youngsters. We can’t afford to provide them up.