A child's education begins well before they enter kindergarten.
Studies have found that early literacy and reading to your infants and toddlers increases educational outcomes when they enter elementary school.
Tom Weber, Commissioner for the Department of Early Education and Care, joined NECN to explain what early learning programs are available in Massachusetts.
Weber talks about the importance of parents enrolling their children in early learning activities.
He also discusses a new state budget that would provide additional funding for early educational programs.