High-quality preschool program produces long-term economic payoff – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A new study shows that an early education program generates economic benefits far greater than the cost of the program.
Griffin: The study results strongly suggest that the program produced lasting economic benefits, even for children who completed only part of the program.
Narrator: Dr. James Griffin, is with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He says researchers found four to eleven dollars worth of economic benefits for each dollar spent on the program. Benefits included increased earning power, once the children became adults, and reduced costs to society. For details on the program and this study, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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