Why is high-quality preschool important?

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All children deserve a chance to reach their full potential. Children who, by age 5, receive high-quality education are 40% less likely  to need special education or to be held back a grade, and they are 70% more likely to graduate from high school than those who do not. High-quality preschool has been extensively studied and has shown gains in academic achievement, earnings and career success as well as reduced crime and dependence on welfare.