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High quality outcomes endure.
May 25, 2016

Our newest short video highlights the benefits to children who receive high quality early childhood education, and refutes critics’ claims that gains fadeout. The vast body of research shows that high quality early childhood education has lasting effects for disadvantaged children. Children arrive at school ready to learn and build upon early skills development. Social and emotional skills learned early in life drive higher achievement throughout the school years and into adulthood, providing a wide range of benefits including higher full-time employment rates and better health, social and economic outcomes.
 


Watch and share this new video. Then visit Early Childhood Education: Quality and Access Pay Off  for a more detailed explanation on the research behind why investments in high quality early childhood education programs pay off for a lifetime of benefits. 

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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