Economist says early childhood education spending has big payoff

May 10, 2017

MPR News Presents

Presentation by Arthur Rolnick

On May 10th MPR News Presents featured a recent presetnation by Dr. Rolnick's on the importance of starting early in meeting the needs of our most vulnerable children. MPR New Presents report highlights that he told an audience at St. John's University on April 25, that economic research and neuro-science research is clear: spending money on early childhood development, particularly up to the age of three, pays off in a big way. Tune in to hear Dr. Rolnick's talk where he emphasizes that we're under-investing in our most vulnerable kids, and that paying for early childhood programs is not just morally right, it's economically smart. Rolnick believes it's the very best public investment we can make.

The audio recording is availabe on MPR News Presents at the link below.

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