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Experts say early education pays off


August 3, 2003
Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Ronald Kotulak
Chicago Tribune

Study finds funds saved in long run

Every $1 spent on high-quality early education programs saves society $7 in future costs in special education, delinquency, crime control, welfare, lost taxes and other areas, according to a groundbreaking study of a Child-Parent Center program in Chicago. “That’s a 600 percent return on investment over time, and it shows that quality early education not only benefits the children, but society at large,” said the study’s lead author, Arthur Reynolds, a professor of social work, educational psychology and human development at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.