New Study Shows Benefits of Quality Preschool Education

Illustration of child in preschool

Illustration of child in preschool

A new study The Life-Cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program, co-authored by Nobel laureate James Heckman, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and the director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development shows that an investment is in children, results in richer, fuller, healthier lives for the entire family. Heckman’s study goes further, finding enduring positive effects of quality pre-K on a lot of things, including future earnings, health, IQ and crime reduction.

There’s a growing body of research on the value and importance of high-quality early education programs — especially for disadvantaged kids.

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