A Smart Investment
“Economically speaking, early childhood
programs are a good investment, with
inflation-adjusted annual rates of return on
the funds dedicated to these programs
estimated to reach 10% or higher.
Very few alternative investments can
promise that kind of return.”
- Ben Bernanke, Chairman, Federal Reserve
Investment in early childhood education
isn’t just good for children – it’s also good
for New York’s economy. Every dollar
invested in high quality early education
returns up to $14 in savings, by reducing
remedial and special education; juvenile
justice services and welfare support.