What's the ROI on Early Childhood Education
Preschool isn't just about school.
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Per child, in 2005 dollars
|Average total costs per student||Average total benefits||Net benefits (benefits-costs)||Benefit-cost ratio (benefits/costs)||Internal rate of return|
|Perry Preschool||$17,198||$293,579||$276,381||$17.07 to $1||18%|
|Carolina Abecedarian project||$38.934||$147,149||$108,215||$3.78 to $1||7%|
|Chicago Child-Parent Center||$8,018||$81,399||$73,381||$10.15 to $1||22%|
• Long term research has shown that all of the famous studies of Early Childhood Education produce strong returns.
Source: Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Kentucky; its report is called, “Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Education.”
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