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How Does the U.S. Rank on Early Childhood Education? Hint: Not Well!

The earliest years of a child’s life are the most critical in terms of their cognitive and emotional development, setting the stage for future learning in school and in life. It’s proven to fight poverty, save money, and promote our national economic prosperity. In fact, Nobel laureate James Heckman estimates that for ever $1 invested in pre-K, we save $7 to $12 down the road.