Several new studies provide more evidence that early childhood investments are reimbursed in later savings on special education, extra education, and even prison costs.
Those that participate in high quality pre-K:
- Save their school system up to $3,700 throughout their educational careers, according to a study by the National Institute for Early Education Research
- Reduce special education placements by nearly 50 percent through second grade, according to a report in Louisiana
- Reduce grade repetition as much as 33 percent through eight grade, according to a Pew Center on the States study
- Reduce crime costs between $2 and $11 per dollar spent on their pre-K education, according to a study by the Pre-K Now Research Series
The most obvious solution to America’s educational issues lies at the beginning of the each child’s story. Parents as Teachers supports investment in early childhood education, and will continue to work with families to help instill into children vital skills they’ll need on their first days of kindergarten.