“Developmental Education: The Value of High Quality Preschool Investments as Economic Tools,” and “A New Framework for Assessing the Benefits of Early Education,” are available from the Committee for Economic Development. (Require Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)
The Committee for Economic Development released two working papers this month that make the case for improving early-childhood education.
The first paper concludes that the existence of strong programs of early-childhood education can serve as an economic-development incentive for high-profile companies to locate in certain communities. The second paper outlines the social benefits that arise from having such strong programs.
The Washington-based CED is a nonprofit organization of more than 200 business leaders and university presidents.