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Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

By creating and implementing effective early childhood programs and policies, society can ensure that children have a solid foundation for a productive future.  

Dina Lieser, MD, FAAP

Quality early childhood education settings have great potential to transform our nation’s health.

The Economic Impacts of Child Care and Early Education: Financing Solutions for the Future

Quality early education and care make children more likely to start kindergarten ready to learn, and therefore they do better throughout school.  

The Economic Impacts of Child Care and Early Education: Financing Solutions for the Future

Research shows that when children start school behind they stay behind.

The Economic Impacts of Child Care and Early Education: Financing Solutions for the Future

Every dollar invested in quality early care and education saves taxpayers up to $13 in future costs.

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Investing in quality early learning programs is the most efficient way to affect school and life success and to reduce social expenditures later.

James Heckman, economist, Nobel laureate