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Editorial: If child care is so good, why not pay for it?

June 4, 2003 Economics and FinanceOutcomes

Law enforcement officials in California … acknowledge that effectively caring for children and offering nurturing after-school programs not only help the children in learning and achievement, but they prevent crime. But try getting them to pay for it.

New Poll of Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Shows 80 Percent Support Greater Pre-K Investment, Even if it Means Increasing Revenue

June 4, 2003 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Press Release

New report also shows quality pre-kindergarten cuts crime, saves money

Editorial: Preschool that pays

June 2, 2003 Outcomes

In Chicago, benefits are big and proven

Column: Price for not preventing child abuse is high and long-lasting

May 29, 2003 Outcomes
Marjie Lundstrom

Most child abuse and neglect in high-risk families, the researchers conclude, can be prevented — if we’re willing to make the investment. Among the group’s recommendations are two potent prevention tactics for California: securing quality pre-kindergarten programs with additional parent training, and coaching at-risk parents in parenting skills.

Researchers say every $1 spent early education saves $6-7 later

May 12, 2003 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Tim Eaton

Researchers say that money spent on young children is a hedge against much larger amounts spent later in life on welfare, government-funded medical care and prison.

Study finds economic benefits of early education

May 6, 2003 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Emily Carlson

For more than 18 years, Arthur Reynolds has studied the long-term benefits of an early childhood educational program. While his previous papers have documented the positive effects of the particular program on children’s behavior and well-being, the latest documents its positive effects on the economy.

Early education spells good economic strategy

April 11, 2003 Outcomes
Mara Aspinall and Paul O'Brien

Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs arrive at school with better language skills and can get along better with their peers. They are 40 percent less likely to need special education or be held back a grade.

Preschool program reaps success

April 9, 2003 Outcomes
John Christie

A recently released report entitled, “The Well-Being of Young Children in Middletown” says the program has been an unmitigated success in preparing young children socially and academically for elementary school, and giving poor and minority families greater access to preschool. The report cites developmental tests given to all children entering kindergarten in 2001-02 academic year,…

Nursery start ‘worth Pounds 90,000’

March 20, 2003 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Alexandra Frean

Children who attend a day nursery before starting school can expect to earn Pounds 90,000 more over their lives than those who stay at home or are cared for by relatives, new research shows. Researchers at the University of North Carolina in the US also found that young adults who are placed in high-quality nurseries…

Quality child care aids success

March 5, 2003 OutcomesState & Local
Tim Simmons

A study of Smart Start finds children in top preschools more ready for kindergarten