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 in early childhood education.
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…
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…
Workforce Development Starts with Early Childhood Development Watch Video
Business leaders in Monterey, California, understand that early childhood investments are a critical solution for ensuring their state has a skilled workforce. Professor Heckman explains the importance of the early years—and that skills beget skills.
Rising to Meet the Demand for High-Skilled Labor Watch Video
In today's global economy, the demand for high-skilled labor is high. But as demand has increased, the rate at which America has produced high-skilled labor has decreased. Investing in early childhood education ensures that America can meet the demand.