Education Report Roundup

Early Childhood

By Kevin Bushweller — October 26, 2004 1 min read

“Exceptional Returns: Economic, Fiscal, and Social Benefits of Investment in Early Childhood Development,” is available online from the Economic Policy Institute.

High-quality programs of early-childhood education contribute directly to higher levels of employment, greater earnings in the workplace, and higher government revenues, a study suggests.

The study—produced by the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute—calculates that good early-childhood programs produce $3 in benefits to the economy for every dollar invested in them. It also suggests that such programs have a direct impact on lowering crime and poverty.