Here’s the economic case for investing more in little kids.

Here’s the economic case for investing more in little kids.

An interesting article about why educating young children is a great investment in their future. The article explains the results of studies about the physiology and psychology of early childhood development and how education, especially in a controlled group Child Care or Preschool setting, can increase and strengthen the pathways created during brain development at this critical time in a child’s life.

Data suggests that governments should devote a lot more money to helping people at the very beginning—starting with pregnant women and infants, through the time that kids start school. We make this case because science and economics provides ample evidence that investing in moms, parents, and young children has a range of long-lasting benefits—ranging from higher wages to smarter kids and more equal societies.

Details of multiple studies about the effects of more or less support in early development have been explained in an article by Jenny Anderson and Dan Kopf on Quartz.

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