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Jun 16, 2016

Children who receive quality early childhood education start ahead—and are more likely to experience long-term success. Kids who don’t have it spend more effort catching up.
 


The vast body of research shows that high quality early childhood education has lasting effects for disadvantaged children. Children gain social-emotional and cognitive skills through high quality early childhood education that set them up for success in school and life.
 

Watch and share our newest video. And to learn more about how investments in high quality early childhood programs benefit both child and society, visit Early Childhood Education: Quality and Access Pay Off.

 

by Heckman Equation  |  May 25, 2016
Our video highlights the benefits to children who receive high quality early childhood education, and refutes critics’ claims that gains fadeout....
by James J. Heckman  |  Dec 02, 2015
Tulsa, Tennessee, Quebec—we’ve seen a number of new studies on the effectiveness of early childhood education. Some say it works, others say it doesn’t. Professor Heckman and his co-authors Sneha Elango, Jorge Luis Garcia and...
by James J. Heckman  |  Oct 15, 2015
This article first appeared in The Hechinger Report on October 15, 2015.   Disadvantaged children who receive quality early childhood development have much better education, employment, social and health outcomes as adults, the...
by James J. Heckman  |  Oct 05, 2015
Vanderbilt University’s study of Tennessee’s Voluntary Preschool Program evaluates a low quality early childhood program using a flawed methodology. Randomization was corrupted by noncompliance with the intended experimental...
by James J. Heckman  |  Jun 22, 2015
A recent study, Early Childhood Education by MOOC: Lessons from Sesame Street by Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine, has been generating interest and, unfortunately, generalized comparisons with other early childhood programs. As noted by the...
by Heckman Equation  |  Apr 29, 2015
    Last week at the Education Writers Association’s 68th National Seminar in Chicago, Professor Heckman outlined a path forward for boosting social, health and economic outcomes and creating a more equitable society...
Investing in quality early childhood development for disadvantaged children from birth through age 5 will help prevent achievement deficits and produce better education, health, social and economic outcomes. Such investments will reduce the need for costly remediation and social spending while increasing the value, productivity and earning potential of individuals. In fact, every dollar invested in quality early childhood development for disadvantaged children produces a 7 percent to 10 percent return, per child, per year.
- Professor James Heckman
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