Research shows that up to 50% of a child's ability to learn develops by the age of 5. Proper playschool educational ensures an environment for this growth to take place. According to the US Department Of Education, playschool plays a large role in later academic success. Children in high quality playschools display better language, cognitive, and social skills than children who attended low quality programs. They have longer attention spans, stronger social abilities, and better language and math skills well into their elementary school careers, and are better performers in college as well as life.