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Babies are little people still growing up but funneling them into the public school system might soon be a possibility.

Noble Prize winner James Heckman believes that public preschool should start at those early ages.

“The highest rate of return in early childhood development comes from investing as early as possible, from birth through age five, in disadvantaged families,” Heckman said in a publication o his website. “Starting at age three or four is too little too late  . . .  ”

Most preschools have children between ages 3 and 5. Many people believe that parents should be the first to teach their children basic needs, not teachers. Toddlers are too young for classrooms and are still growing up, many believe.

Silvia Aguirre, a councilor at Rodriguez Prep Academy, said ”… four is a good age to start preschool” said Like Aguirre, others don’t agree with children at the age 1 or 2 to attending preschool.

Rhea Mario, a seventh grade student at RPA, said, ”Its not a good idea.”

“I never went to preschool,” she said, adding that did not stop her from attending a good school like Rodriguez.

“Children should start at home, it’s to early and it is up to the parents to help them,” said Frank Mangera, a physical education teacher at RPA,

Others thought it was great idea, and provides a better and faster way to get more education for the child.

”The children will be able to get ahead in their education” said Sarai Esquivel, a tutor at Rodriguez.

Frankie Grant, a then-seventh grade student at RPA with straight A’s that started school at the age of three, said, “Children will get a better education by starting early.”

“I feel its a great idea because the children could learn early and they could get more knowledge at a young age,” added Aby Gonzalez, a seventh grader at teh time at RPA.






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Babies might soon fill seats in public schools