Macy started her child care program at age two, with no previous early learning experience. Since then, she’s blossomed. She is now the star student of her program and completely ready for kindergarten. An Early Learning Scholarship allowed her to start the program at a young age, since she lives in a Transformation Zone in Minnesota. Her family’s daily life would be completely different without it. It’s allowed her mother to work and go back to school, two things that would not be possible without the scholarship. Watch how her scholarships, combined with a high-quality program, have made all the difference for Macy.
Achievement gaps start forming in children as young as 18 months old. Matching up children from low-income families with high quality early learning programs as early as possible can prevent gaps before they start, a crucial tool to setting children on a path to success in school and life.
Macy and Annie are just one example of how Early Learning Scholarships impact children and families across Minnesota, starting at an early age.