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Quality preschool education pays off long-term, study says


December 24, 2002
Economics and Finance
Early Childhood Report

Every dollar paid to provide young children with high-quality, full-day, year-round preschool generates a 4 return to the children, their families and all taxpayers, according to findings the National Institute for Early Education Research recently released. The study, released by NIEER at the National Association for the Education of Young Children conference in New York, included findings that high quality preschool programs offered through childcare allow mothers to work at better paying jobs, resulting in significantly higher earnings over the course of their lives.