The Benefits of Early Childhood Education

“The longer society waits to intervene in the life cycle of a disadvantaged child, the more costly it is to remediate disadvantage.”

—Nobel Laureate James Heckman, PhD

Preschool experience has a profound effect on lifelong well-being and success. Research demonstrates that high-quality early childhood programs have the highest rate of return of any societal investment.

Lifecycle Benefits 

Academic Performance

Graduation Rates

College Attendance

Workforce Readiness

Job Productivity


Social Behaviors

Community Engagement

Lifetime Income