Based upon the findings of the landmark Perry Scope Preschool Study,
“For every dollar invested in early care and education, studies show the return to society is more than $16.”
High quality early childcare programs for young children contribute to their intellectual and social development in childhood and their school success, economic performance, and reduced commission of crime in adulthood. Additionally, quality early childcare has been linked to outcomes that:
Provides financial resources beyond parent fees
By raising money from private and public sources they break the direct connection between what parents can pay and the quality of care their child will receive.
Improves quality of the centers
Quality care hinges on one of the most important factors: the quality of the staff. Higher salaries attract and retain higher educated staff and increases funding for training. Tuition alone can not adequately offset the need for higher compensation.
High quality centers must be accessible to all families.
“The promise of extraordinary human and financial return should motivate all of us – scientists, policymakers and citizens – to keep striving to provide preschool programs of high quality to all young children living in poverty. To do any less is to short change the next generation and in doing so, to shortchange ourselves.”
There are three ways to ensure that 100% of your contribution will go to staff wages, education and tuition assistance: