High-quality preschool program produces long-term economic payoff – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A high-quality preschool program produces a long-term economic payoff.
Griffin: Researchers surveyed study participants and their parents and analyzed their education, employment, criminal justice, and child welfare records for the participants through age 26.
Narrator: Dr. James Griffin with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says boys, children from high-risk homes, and those who started the program at a younger age benefitted the most.
Griffin: For example, for children who lived in the highest poverty neighborhoods, the returns were four to 10 times higher than children living in less disadvantaged areas.
Narrator: For details on the benefits of early education, 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.
About NIH Radio
NIH Radio offers free audio news programs from the National Institutes of Health, your reliable source for health information.
All NIH Radio content is in the public domain and can be used without charge or restriction provided that it is not used to misrepresent our agency nor used to suggest we endorse any private organization, product, or service.
NIH Radio is a service of the Office of Communications & Public Liaison.