High-quality preschool program produces long-term economic payoff – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have analyzed data from more than 15-hundred children, now adults, who participated in an early-childhood education program.
Griffin: Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of the Chicago Public Schools federally funded Child-Parent Centers.
Narrator: Dr. James Griffin with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says the size of the study and the nature of the program suggest these results can be generalized.
Griffin: These findings add a significant weight to the idea that investing in early childhood education has returns for the individuals and for society.
Narrator: Findings show nearly eleven dollars worth of economic benefits for each dollar spent. Find details at 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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