Investing in early childhood education

Thursday, June 21, 2007

EDPros need to shift their thinking on incentives from companies to people.

In particular, compare the potential economic returns for attracting companies with incentives (a relatively low return) with investments in early childhood education (a relatively high return). It stands to reason. State and local taxes represent a relatively small component of the total cost structure of any company.

At the same time, investments in early childhood are critically important to building brainpower, the main competitive asset that any community or region possesses. Brain science teaches us that a child's brain develops rapidly after birth. Now we have the economic studies that translate these insights into financial returns.

All of these thoughts ran through my head, as I read this commentary on early childhood education.

posted by Ed Morrison |

Subscribe with Bloglines

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
The Web EDPro Weblog