President Obama: Lack of Access to Preschool Education Can Shadow [Children] for the Rest of Their Lives

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CHALK Preschool Online Provides Answer to State of The Union’s Education Concern.

Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road. But today, fewer than 3 in 10 four year-olds are enrolled in a high-quality preschool program.

Early education, namely preschool, is imperative for our nation’s youth and our country’s future; but not every family can afford to send their children to preschool – that’s why CHALK Preschool Online has made their program available to families at the mere cost of 66 cents a day.

As President Obama stated in his most recent State of the Union speech:

“Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road. But today, fewer than 3 in 10 four year-olds are enrolled in a high-quality preschool program. Most middle-class parents can't afford a few hundred bucks a week for private preschool. And for poor kids who need help the most, this lack of access to preschool education can shadow them for the rest of their lives.” The President went on to point out how a high-quality early education can boost graduation rates, reduce teen pregnancy and violent crime, and that studies show students grow up more likely to graduate high school, hold a job, and form more stable families of their own.

One of the additional advantages of CHALK Preschool Online is that a group of local children could be formed and taught together in a classroom situation by a parent or grandparent. The entire online preschool curriculum and format structure would be readily available to them. Such an at-home classroom situation not only allows the preschool kids to learn together, but also reduces individual costs even further.

CHALK Preschool Online pledges to join the President in his quest to “make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind. Let's give our kids that chance.”

About CHALK Preschool Online:

Recently featured on People.com, CHALK Preschool Online is an innovative educational system that allows any child to begin their learning journey regardless of their location. The welcoming environment is one in which creativity abounds and children thrive with a hands-on educational experience that incorporates art, laughter and the imparting of knowledge, all in a safe and inspirational online preschool setting.

CHALK Preschool was founded in Chicago in 2005. The success of its initial six schools resulted in a nation-wide demand for more locations. The online version, which embodies the successful curriculum of the brick-and-mortar schools, was created to accommodate the requests and furnish a full-scale, user-friendly mobile learning experience.

CHALK Preschool Online emulates the classroom setting with vibrant videos to engage children. With over 8,000 videos exclusively produced for the program, every day of the week provides a new step in a continuing educational journey. Motor skills are encouraged by dancing along to original songs that reflect the learning standards. Core subjects are introduced and then re-enforced through developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities. The daily calendar is structured into a complete school day with multiple lessons in literacy, math, science and art – and lessons become a breeze with CHALK’s materials checklist. The structure of the program simplifies life for busy parents giving them the flexibility to work with their children as time permits, and through screen share it also allows for out-of-state grandparents or loved ones serving oversees to participate.

Parents often feel lost in how to best raise their children. No one wants to ignore their child or stick them in front of a television with virtually no educational benefit. It’s CHALK’s intention to get parents involved, to allow them to have fun, and to encourage them to do so while learning. CHALK believes that children experience awe and wonder every day and that any moment can be turned into a teachable moment.

CHALK Preschool Online can be used as a stand-alone alternative for a fraction of the cost or as a supplement to a formal preschool education.

For more information on CHALK Preschool Online, please visit: chalkpreschool.com.

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Marlan Willardson, MWPR
marlan(at)mw-pr(dot)com
(310) 701-3350

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