Developmental Education: The Value of High Quality Preschool Investments as Economic Tools
Publishers: Committee for Economic Development
Publication Date: Sep 22, 2004
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Summary/Abstract: This working paper is among a series of papers funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts through its "Advancing Quality Pre-K for All" initiative. The paper finds that early childhood education appears to offer great potential returns and low risks, and should be included by state and local leaders as a component of their economic development policy toolkit. The paper encourages local development policy-makers to view early education as a development tool and appreciate its lasting benefits.