Research shows eighty-five percent of brain growth occurs by the time a child is three. As the child grows, research shows how access to early learning impacts their development.
- By 18 months of age, differences in vocabulary size are evident between families with higher education and income and families with lower education and income
- A child should know 15-18 alphabet letters by the end of pre-K to have a strong chance of reading on grade level by the end of 1st grade.
- Children who are not proficient readers by 3rd grade are 4 times less likely to graduate from high school on time
For information on 3rd and 8th grade reading and math scores in your community, visit www.TheFloridaScorecard.org.