New Research Study Shows Quality Early Childhood Education Reduces Need for Special Education Later On

A team of special education researchers has concluded, in a report sponsored by Memorial University, that participation in quality early childhood education programs significantly prevents special education placement and lowers the intensity of supports needed later in a student’s education years.

Educators, parents, policy-makers and governments could benefit from these findings and consider the impact of prioritizing quality early childhood education in redirecting the trajectory of young children’s lives.