The Economic Policy Institute has released a report that explores the economic and societal benefits of investing in early childhood care and education. The authors argue that investments should include public funding for home visitation by trained nurses to provide prenatal support to families, resources to ensure child care settings are of high quality, and resources to support workforce development. The authors assert that these investments will positively impact productivity and the education and health of the future American workforce. Additionally, investing in early childhood care and education will reduce the rate of inequality and increase the next generation’s access to opportunity.
To read the report, visit http://www.epi.org/publication/its-time-for-an-ambitious-national-investment-in-americas-children/