An Economist’s Case for Pre-K

Photo provided by The Atlantic.

Photo provided by The Atlantic.

Early childhood education isn’t just good for students’ success, it’s crucial for the economy. Juleyka Lantigua-Williams recently wrote an article, “An Economist’s Case for Pre-K” in which she interviews Caridad Araujo of the Inter-American Development Bank who explains why funding early-childhood education is a good investment (1).

At United Way of Alamance County, we know children are constantly learning right from birth. Their early years are the foundation for growth and development and what they learn during those years depends on the experiences they have each and every day. This is our greatest challenge as caregivers as well as our greatest opportunity. Since children learn in a variety of ways and styles, to achieve developmental milestones the relationship with parents and primary caregivers is essential (2).

To read the full interview with Caridad Araujo, please click here.



(1) Lantigua-Williams, J. (2016, March 9). An Economist’s Case for Pre-K. The Atlantic. Retrieved March 11, 2016, from

(2) About Early Learning. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2016, from