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Reports wants preschool for kids aged 3

AAP logoAAP 30/10/2016

Preschool should be extended to give all three-year-olds access and better set children up to reach their potential throughout a lifetime of education, a new study recommends.

Two out of three three-year-olds are already going to some form of early education but program quality varies greatly and those who would benefit the most are missing out, the report from the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University, released on Monday, says.

"Just like with four-year-old preschool, we need to ensure all three-year-olds have access to the right amount of high quality early education to help them grow into curious, creative, capable young learners," researcher Stacey Fox says.

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