Shareable Graphics: Lifecycle Benefit an Influential Early Childhood Program View Share Graphic

These shareable graphics highlight 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 4-year-olds.…

No Fadeout. Lasting Effects. Watch Video

Our 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.

No Fadeout. Lasting Effects. Watch Video

This video explains the concept of fade up, not fadeout. It illustrates the misconceptions of basing lifelong achievement on third-grade test scores, and how success in life stems from more than cognitive factors.

Fadeout Toolkit View Toolkit

Clicking the “Download” button will send a zip file to your computer’s Downloads folder. Fadeout is a myth. Quality early childhood education provides persistent boosts in socio-emotional skills even if cognitive skills taper in the short-run. Gains in socio-emotional skills ultimately create better education, health and economic achievement. It’s time to focus on developing the whole child…

13% ROI Research Toolkit View Toolkit

Clicking the “Download” button will send a zip file to your computer’s Downloads folder. The newest research from Professor Heckman and colleagues finds 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…