The Importance of Sparky Tales and Stellar Abilities

The Importance of Sparky Tales and Stellar Abilities:

  • Social and behavior competencies in young children predict their academic performance above their cognitive skills and family backgrounds.
  • School-aged children with documented emotional and behavior disorders range from 14% to 26%.
  • Without early intervention, emotional and behavior problems become crystallized patterns of behavior by age eight.
  • Aggressive behaviors in pre-school and early elementary school age children average 10% and nearly 25% for low-income families.
  • A $1,000 investment in quality prekindergarten returns over $19,000 in 20 years.
  • The federally-funded Head Start program for children in poverty serves 5 out of 10 children nationwide due to inadequate funding.