Research Presentation for Birth-to-Three Advocates View Presentation

Professor Heckman’s research proves that starting earlier has the greatest returns. Birth-to-three advocates can use Heckman’s ROI to advance investments that begin at birth. This presentation includes a break down of Profesor Heckman’s ECE research and the key policy implications.

Social Media Content: Health outcomes of ECE programs View Page

ECE is a fundamental way to improve adult health. Childcare and early childhood education programs that include a focus on nutrition and health for children set the foundation for a heathier adult life. Research proves these programs reduce the risk for chronic disease and, ultimately, health care costs. Share the posts below with policymakers and…

Social Media Content: Difference in long-term outcomes for males and females View Page

Males and females benefit differently from high-quality, birth-to-five, comprehensive childcare and early education programs. Professor Heckman’s research explores the differences in life outcomes as they relate to college graduation rates, income, health and more. Use the posts below to make your case for investments in programs for males or females. Download related graphics by selecting…

Social Media Content: Benefits of comprehensive programs View Page

Academics are just one component of quality early childhood education. Comprehensive programs that start at birth, involve parents, incorporate health as an input and include a focus on socio-emotional skills are capable of delivering the greatest results for children who need it most. Remind policymakers that comprehensive programs make the difference for children using the…

Social Media Content: The importance of quality View Page

Professor Heckman’s research emphasizes the importance of quality in early childhood education and childcare. As states work to expand early childhood programs to more children, the research shows while access to programs is necessary, having low-quality programs does not yield the same results. High-quality programs provide the biggest return on investment and low-quality programs can actually…

Make Your Case on Social Media: Sample Content View Page

Make your case for early childhood development and education using these social media posts and links to relevant resources and research. The posts are divided up by topic to make it easy to find what you need. All posts meet the length requirements for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. You can even mix and match the…

Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Statement View Statement

As Congress contemplates a major tax overhaul, it has the opportunity to generate revenue and a healthier national economy by helping parents with the costs of quality early childhood education and care. One important tax credit strategy comes to the forefront as an effective solution: increasing the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) to…

Shareable Graphics: Gender Differences in the Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program View Share Graphic

These graphics highlight key research takeaways in the Gender Differences in the Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program paper. As with most early childhood studies, they find that quality early childhood education benefits low-income children, but they also find significant differences by gender. Although all children benefit most from high quality care, girls show some…