Why It Matters

Influencing the journey at the beginning changes an individual’s life.

Providing high-quality early learning services and family support is critical to the success of our community. Access to early education helps reduce disparities and help children achieve more equitable outcomes as adults. Research has shown:

Center for Children and Families at Brookings findings - Denise Louie Education Center

All children deserve access to high-quality education and equal opportunities. DLEC helps close the “opportunity gap” to ensure children enter kindergarten equipped to be successful and that their families have the proper tools to support them. Together, we can continue advancing equity to make a difference from the start!

Early Learning is a Great Investment and we all benefit from a quality early childhood program.

The research proves it, and so do our preschool graduates at Denise Louie Education Center. The National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs has found that high quality early childhood programs like Denise Louie Education Center can yield a $4 – $9 dollar return per $1 invested.

Adults who participated in high-quality early childhood education as children had a higher rate of four-year high school graduation, college attendance, associate’s degree or higher college degree attainment, and postsecondary degree attainment.

Denise Louie Education Center - infographic