Resources for Early Childhood Development

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Are We Crazy About Our Kids?

Economists are clear: investing in high-quality early care and education is good for our kids and communities, and even pays for itself many times over. So, why aren’t we investing?

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High/Scope Perry Preschool Study

The High/Scope Perry Preschool study examined the short- and long-term effects of a high-quality preschool education program for young children living in poverty, collecting data on the students through age 40. The program operated from 1962 to 1967 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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Was Perry Preschool Worth It?

The students attending this high-quality early ed program were followed for 50 years. What did we learn?

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Billions for Corporations...or Childcare?

Families are expected to do it alone. Yet other sectors of our society receive billions in state support.

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Utah Invests in Preschool

A Salt Lake City school district is closing the achievement gap and radically cutting special ed costs by investing early in high-quality preschool.

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Trailer - Are We Crazy About Our Kids?

Economists rarely turn their attention to the world of early childhood and preschool. But with a wealth of scientific research pointing to the importance of a child’s earliest years, several economists are worried about our investments in early childhood.

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Discussion Guide - Are We Crazy About Our Kids?

Discussion Guide for Are We Crazy About Our Kids? (Episode 3)

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China Invests Billions in Early Ed

Nations around the world are investing heavily in early care and ed - and don’t understand why the U.S. isn’t.

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