| An early education can be a vital part of a childâs growth. Studies show that students in full-day pre-K programs do better on tests, are less likely to commit crimes and could potentially generate more money for the economy. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pre-school enrollment dropped.
Recently, a study was held regarding 2021âs States with the Best & Worst Early Education Systems. The study, from WalletHub, placed West Virginia as the 8th best state in the nation for pre-K education.
The ranking was based on three categories.
Each category was evaluated using 12 metrics based on research by the National Institute for Early Education Research, Education Commission of the States and The National Womenâs Law Center.