Investing in early childhood education has long lasting benefits

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Investing in early childhood education pays off for children and for society.

According to a study of the American Educational Research Association, participation in high-quality early childhood education increases graduation rates and reduces special education placement and grade retention.

If we consider the economic aspect, financing an extra grade has an impact on public budgets, researchers said. In this context, investing in early childhood education could save public money in the long term.

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