This article discusses the link between early child hood education and future success and reduced costs to the system.
“Every dollar we invest in high-quality early childhood education can save more than seven dollars later on, by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing violent crime,” Obama said. “In states that make it a priority to educate our youngest children…studies show students grow up more likely to read and do math at grade level, graduate high school, hold a job, form more stable families of their own.”
But such investment doesn’t just bring dividends for individual children – it also means there is much less of a burden placed on the school system. In the United States, many schools find themselves overstretched as they try to cope with the educational and behavioral problems of children that were severely disadvantaged from the outset.