Delaware's focus on early childhood education

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Delaware is another state that is focusing on the connection between early childhood education and economic development. Here's an article that explores the issue. As the article notes,

"A long-term study of the effects of high-quality early care on low-income 3- and 4-year-olds found those who attended preschool -- interviewed at age 40 -- had higher earnings, were more likely to hold a job, had committed fewer crimes and were more likely to have graduated from high school. The 2005 High/Scope Perry Preschool study found a return to society of more than $17 for every tax dollar invested in early education."

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