Investing in Preschool Yields Long-Term Achievement


New research suggests that investing in our children at an early-age is critical. A recently published paper examined data collected by two early child care programs in North Carolina that tracked their preschool-age participants over the course of their lives for more than 30 years. The results of the study details both the economic and social impacts of investing in high-quality early education programs, highlighting notable and measurable returns in lifetime health benefits, higher IQ ratings, greater income earnings, and crime reduction. (Eric Westervelt, NPR Ed, 12 December 2016)


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