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The following is an excerpt directly from that executive summary:
Early childhood education is one of the most cost-effective and potent economic development tools available. Investment in young children supports economic development by boosting the long-run productivity of the labor force and reducing public costs. In the cold calculus of economic analysis, repeated studies have not only confirmed the long-term value of early childhood education, but its economic payback has been estimated as high as $16 for every $1. Early childhood education programs can provide high rates of return when:
- They are of proven high quality.
- They reach children in greatest need, such as children in poverty.
- They reach children well before they start kindergarten.