EARLY CARE & EDUCATION

Studies show for every $1 spent on a 3-year old, there is a $4 return to the individual and a $13 return to society. These findings were reported by Lawrence Schweinhart, in Lifetime Effects: The High/Scope Perry Preschool Study Through Age 40 (2005). Early education and intervention are critical to childhood development, give children the best chance of reaching their full potential and ultimately pay for themselves through the development of productive, tax-paying citizens.

“In order to maximize the potential of all young children, they must be afforded a consistently loving, nurturing environment that minimizes their exposure to toxic stress.”

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