Investing state and local resources in our schools produces short term and long term dividends for Montana’s economy as a whole. Quality education increases opportunity for people of all income levels to achieve their goals in life. Increasing graduation rates – both high school and higher education – is critical to growing our economy through an educated and prepared workforce.

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Our Economy: The Economic Benefits of Pre-Kindergarten

Adult Helping Young Children at Montessori/Pre-School
September 9, 2014 Investing now in kids and families will strengthen Montana’s children and families, our communities, and the state’s economy. Quality, public pre-K helps parents work, reduces education costs, increases future earnings of participants, and reduces the state’s spending on corrections. Montana is currently one of only eight states not investing in its youngest learners.

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December 12, 2016
Montana can afford to invest in its youngest learners and will experience significant dividends on that investment. This report answers many questions related to investing in pre-Kindergarten including: What does quality pre-K really mean?