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ERIC Number: ED502296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
The Economic Promise of Investing in High-Quality Preschool: Using Early Education to Improve Economic Growth and the Fiscal Sustainability of States and the Nation. Executive Summary
Committee for Economic Development
Preschool programs have long prepared children for early educational success, but investing in high-quality early education also offers promising ways to strengthen the future economic and fiscal position of states and the nation. The Committee for Economic Development (CED) believes that broadening access to preschool programs for all children is a cost-effective investment that will pay future dividends. The CED recommends that (1) communities, states, and the nation should make access to publicly funded, high-quality preschool programs an economic and educational priority; (2) publicly funded preschool programs should meet the quality standards necessary to deliver their potential economic benefits; and (3) federal, state, and local governments should consider the broad economic benefits of preschool when deciding how to allocate resources in the face of competing uses and demands. [For the full report, see ED502290.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts
Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A