According to the State of Texas Education report entitled "Early Childhood Education" released in 2009, "Children exposed to positive, stimulating experiences as young children develop enhanced learning capabilities, which improve their odds for excelling in school. Children who attend preschool or other early education programs:
- have enhanced cognitive, verbal, and social development, which is maintained into the first few years of school.
- have significantly higher IQs.
- enter school better prepared to learn.
- are less likely to exhibit later delinquency and antisocial behavior.
- tend to demonstrate higher levels of school achievement and better social adjustment.
- are less likely to have to repeat a grade or be placed in special education classes.
- are more likely to graduate from high school."