Preschools help boost the academic careers of children who have fewer educational experiences at home, a study suggests. The effect lasts into secondary school with preschoolers from all backgrounds twice as likely to do AS-levels, say the Oxford University researchers. The advantage was more than just an early grasp of numbers and letters. “High quality early education makes the child a more effective learner,” said co-author Prof Kathy Sylva.
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