This webinar explains Professor Heckman’s research from the ABC/CARE cost-benefit analysis with specific emphasis on health, early learning outcomes, and quality standards for early learning programs.
FAQ for The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program View Summary
Frequently asked questions regarding the research from Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program, ranging from explanation to how the 13% ROI was determined to clarifications around experiment criticisms. For reference, the research paper can be found here, and a summary of the research can be read here. 1. Why is the ROI higher?…
13% ROI Research Toolkit View Toolkit
Clicking the “Download” button will send a zip file to your computer’s Downloads folder. Professor Heckman and colleagues find 13% ROI for comprehensive, high-quality, birth-to-five early education. This research analyzes a wide variety of life outcomes, such as health, crime, income, IQ, schooling, and the increase in a mother’s income after returning to work due…
Research Summary: The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program View Summary
This two-page summary discusses the key takeaways of Professor Heckman’s latest research, “The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program.” The research shows that high-quality birth-to-five programs for disadvantaged children can deliver a 13% per year return on investment—a rate substantially higher than the 7-10% return previously established for preschool programs serving 3- to…
ABC/CARE: Elements of quality early childhood programs that produce quality outcomes View Page
While it is not possible to isolate which program component produced individual outcomes, common program elements point practitioners and policymakers toward a set of elements that comprise a quality program capable of delivering the greatest results to children and those who invest in their early development.