There is strong evidence of large potential economic returns to investing in high quality early childhood programs, but that doesn't mean that every program will generate equally large returns. Many programs likely have a “threshold” of quality and intensity that needs to be achieved in order to register positive returns.
Apr 8, 2015 The Center for High Impact Philanthropy
In thinking about scaling programs and services for children, youth, and families, the research community should consider economic evidence as part of their research programs in order to inform funding decisions.
Mar 12, 2015 Social Policy Report of the Society for Research in Child Development
Federal and state initiatives to advance preschool program quality will further ensure that these investments in early learning programs will achieve their full promise and promote healthy child development — physically, socially, emotionally, and academically, writes Lynn Karoly.
Apr 10, 2013 The Guardian
Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve System Ben S. Bernanke cited RAND studies that have documented the importance of investing early in children's learning as he made the case that early education programs are one of the best investments that society can make in its future.
Aug 2, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget for the next fiscal year slices funds from established, successful programs that for decades have helped California's youngest and most at-risk children gain a foothold in their own educations.
Jun 24, 2012 Sacramento Bee
Published commentary by RAND staff: Benefits of Preschool Come with Every Dollar, in the Los Angeles Times.
Apr 26, 2006 Los Angeles Times