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Letter: Early learning pays dividends

The Columbian
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The National Head Start Association is a powerful tool for today’s youth and tomorrow’s future. The old saying of “knowledge is power” is not just a saying, it is a truth. We as a nation must understand what it means to truly invest in our children. I say “our” because these children of today are the ones that will determine our rights and our needs in the very near future. When we invest in our children, we are ultimately investing in ourselves.

Studies have shown time and time again that every $1 spent on our children during their first five years saves us, taxpayers, money in the long run.

These are the same children who will most likely graduate from high school, seek higher education, and stay out of jail.

Most importantly, the confidence in our children knowing that they are ready to start kindergarten is absolutely priceless.

I urge readers to educate yourselves about early learning and choose to make this an issue for your community, state, and federal leaders.

Surina Nash

Ridgefield

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