Economic Benefits of High-Quality Early Childhood Programs: What Makes the Difference?

cedThree studies in high-quality early childhood education which began in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s have shown that high quality early childhood education can be seen as an economic investment. This report explores what exactly about these three early childhood education centers made them so beneficial to children and successful as economic investments. The report concludes that in addition to basic necessary characteristics of early childhood education like high teacher-child ratios, the programs were also successful because the program leaders were focused on the growth of the whole child and the regarded the relationship between the teacher and child as central to the child’s learning.

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