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Starting Early to Build the Workforce and Customer Base of the 21 st Century. Early Care and Education Consortium Robert H. Dugger Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation Advisory Board Chair, Partnership for America’s Economic Success Robert.email@example.com.
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Early Care and Education Consortium
Robert H. Dugger
Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation
Advisory Board Chair, Partnership for America’s Economic Success
Housing Early education
Parental income Nutrition
Scan of normal three-year-old brain
Scan of three-year-old brain after severe neglect
Children who start behind too often stay behind
If 50 1st graders have problems reading,
then 44 of them still have problems reading in 4th grade.
Northwestern University (Greg Duncan)
behavior by poverty status between the prenatal year and age 5
1-2 times poverty
Over 2 times poverty
Mean or Percent
birth prior to
(females)Research Results: Closing the Poverty Gap
Urban Institute/New America Foundation
Despite frequent assertions by advocates for one solution or another, there is no one sure cure for this. If only we got more kids into high-quality pre-K, it wouldn't be enough. If only we improved K-12 education, it wouldn't be enough. If only we got more teenagers to finish high school, it wouldn't be enough…We have to do them all.
“Lack of Well-Educated Workers Has Lots of Roots, No Quick Fix,”
David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal
Business leaders in South Dakota are taking an interesting approach to economic development. They're using money set aside for recruiting new businesses and investing it in preschool education. Studies show that every dollar spent on early education saves seven dollars down the road, on potential welfare and incarceration costs.
“South Dakota makes preschool a form of economic development”
Cara Hetland, Minnesota Public Radio
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Over 20 studies on economic benefits of investments prenatal - 5
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