This presentation was created by The Heckman Equation as a resource for business leaders and early childhood education advocates. It was presented at the 2013 Pennsylvania Economic Summit on Early Childhood Investment by Rich Neimand.
Early Childhood Education Has a High Rate of Return Watch Video
A video excerpt of a 2010 speech Professor Heckman gave to business leaders and policymakers in Chicago. He states that quality early childhood education programs for disadvantaged children have high rates of return and warrant public investment. His presentation is followed by testimonials from business leaders and policymakers who talk about the value they see…
How to Use Professor Heckman’s Work View Summary
This is a two-page message framework advocates can use to motivate policymakers and other influentials to invest in quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children. This resource can be used as a guide for crafting persuasive talking points to business leaders, policymakers or other potential advocates. The Message: Nobel Memorial Prize Laureate Professor James Heckman…
Going Forward Wisely: Professor Heckman’s Remarks at the White House Summit on Early Education Watch Video
On December 10, 2014, Professor Heckman addressed policymakers, advocates, philanthropists, scholars and members of the media at the White House Summit on Early Education. Click here to view the transcript.
Cognitive Skills Are Not Enough Watch Video
This video captures a 2010 presentation Professor Heckman made in Chicago to business leaders and policymakers. Professor Heckman argues that developing early social and emotional skills is critical for creating a productive adult—countering the argument that cognitive skills matter most. An excerpt of his speech is followed by testimonials from business leaders and local policymakers…