On the Home Front
Early Care and Education a Top Priority for Military Families
- Pre-K Now
- February 1, 2011
Military parents with young children report that the need for early care and education services, including high-quality pre-kindergarten, tops their list of day-to-day needs. Frequent relocations and the cycle of deployment—preparation, separation and reunification—all cause disruptions that can have profound emotional and educational consequences for children in military households.
This issue brief from Pre-K Now details the results of an Internet survey of 500 military households exploring the challenges facing military families with young children.