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Children's Day on early childhood education

Posted at 7:19 AM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 10:19:31-04
United Way of Southern Nevada and Strong Start Nevada launched Children's Day in the valley on Monday.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Nevada First Lady Kathleen Sandoval were both on hand for the event.
The Champion for Children Campaign brings together community leaders to help promote the importance of a quality early education for children.
Research shows the earlier kids are exposed to learning, the better it is for them in the long run.
"Research will show that every child that has an early head start before they enter kindergarten, their chances of reading at a third-grade level, graduating high school and being able to get a quality job once they graduate just increases exponentially," said Terri Janison, United Way of Southern Nevada.
Nevada ranks last in the nation in preschool enrollment.
Organizers hope to make early education a top priority in the state and help increase high school graduation rates across the state.