CROSS CUTTING ISSUES
"Greater investments in early childhood would not only benefit
children but also save the government money in the form of lower
welfare payments, higher tax revenues, and lower criminal justice
system costs." (RAND, entry 4 below)
"A vast body of research has demonstrated that ECD [Early Child
Development programs] benefit children, families, and communities.
The reduced dropout and repetition rates, improved school achievements,
greater adult productivity, and higher levels of social and emotional
functioning encouraged by ECD programs make them a highly cost-effective
means of strengthening society as a whole by ensuring that its
individual members live up to their full potentials."
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