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Character Matters/Social & Emotional Skills
Starting ahead is better than catching up.
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.
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 vas.
Quality Early Childhood Education: Enduring Benefits.
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.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Reauthorize an Early Start and a Great Finish
Feb 09, 2015
The following op-ed first appeared in Roll Call on February 9, 2015.   As Congress debates the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Ed.
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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