We just came across a great blog, Investing in Kids, written by Timothy Bartik, a senior economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute in Michigan. The blog discusses how investments in high-quality early education programs are some of the wisest, and most effective economic development strategies available. On a recent blog post, Timothy states:
“The immediate extra costs of early childhood programs will yield future benefits, which include but are not limited to long-term financial benefits for the government and taxpayers. As with all investments with long-term benefits, the willingness to make such short-term sacrifices for long-term benefits requires the ability to be patient and take the long view.”
We agree! View the full blog post here and let us know what you think.