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At What Age Should Public Education Begin?

At What Age Should Public Education Begin?

Some see value in Pre-K programs as a way to ensure children are ready to learn by kindergarten. Others see an unnecessary expansion of public education.

Underlying it all are fundamental questions, like at what age should formal education really begin for a child? And shouldn’t preparation for school really happen at home?

We talk it over with Dr. April Crawford, Director of the pre-K program at the Children’s Learning Institute.