Early Childhood Education and Preschool
Investing in preschool beats the stock market – hands down! High quality early childhood programs can yield a $4 – $9 return per $1 invested. According to a Nobel Prize-winning economist’s research, high-quality, birth-to-five early childhood programs for disadvantaged children yielded a 13% return on investment (ROI) per child, per annum through better education, economic, health, and social outcomes. Ohio must invest more in preschool today in order to generate impressive ROI and save money spent on incarceration – costing over $25,000 per inmate per year in Ohio.