Early Matters

Woman with Child Looking at TabletInvestment in early childhood education is critical. Studies show that when students do not read at grade level by the 3rd grade, they are four times more likely to drop out of high school. When students participate in high-quality pre-Kindergarten and child care programs, and have parents who are engaged in their education, they are put on a path to success in school and in their career.

Early Matters is a historic coalition of business, civic, education, philanthropic, and non-profit organizations, as well as volunteers, who have joined together to support early childhood education. 

The organizations behind Early Matters recognize that the success of Houston’s economy depends on residents being career-ready. By providing students with the early education they need, Early Matters helps ensure that students are more likely to graduate high school, go to college, and enter the workforce. Because early education makes a lifelong difference, investment in early education makes sense.

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