Economic Impact

A little today goes a long way tomorrow.

Ask any public policy specialist, and they’ll tell you: investing in high-quality early childhood programs reaps considerable savings and social benefits.

Teaching kids when they’re young is one of the greatest investments we can make in our community for two reasons:

  • Young people can use those skills for a longer period than older people.
  • The skills they learn today inform the skills they learn tomorrow.

 

Further, money spent on education today will be recouped tomorrow in the form of a higher quality workforce, and lower investments in crime prevention and social welfare. [1]

Economic impact can be seen in other places, too:

  • Increases in graduation rates
  • Higher workforce earnings
  • Decreased reliance on welfare
  • Decreased costs in public education

 

Colorado Bright Beginnings believes in the value of education for children. We believe in its value for families. But we also believe in its value to our community as a whole.

For more information on this topic, visit the Heckman Equation website.



 

[1]  The Economics of Early Childhood page 3