Our Children: We Can Invest Now, or Spend Later

Research gathered by the National Head Start Association delivers an interesting message: if we aren’t willing to invest in our children’s education and development now — at an early age — we may face problems (and their associated expense) down the road.

A summary of this research, seen in the graphic below, recommends that we choose wisely — and shows the likely outcomes of our choices, if one of them is “High-quality, birth-to-five programs, like a combination of Early Head Start and Head Start.”

Among the most interesting conclusions from the research: Head Start yields at least $7 for every $1 invested.

For more information, visit https://www.nhsa.org