Speaker touts early childhood education

Kay Luna

Early Childhood EducationImagine sitting in an important meeting.

Everyone else has received a memo with crucial information to read beforehand, but you didn’t.

How do you feel? Uncomfortable, awkward, out of place.

“You don’t feel prepared,” said Andy McGuire, a nuclear medicine physician by training. “That’s what a child feels like when they go to kindergarten unprepared.”

Speaking to a large crowd Thursday at the Women’s Leadership Council’s annual luncheon, McGuire said brain research shows the importance of quality early childhood education for children from birth to age 6.

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