Friday, February 17, 2017

New Report: Investing in the Early Years Reaps Long-Range Benefits for Kids and Economy

Researchers in psychology, neuroscience, and economics find that a child's earliest experiences, even before kindergarten, can have far-reaching effects, according to a new RAND report called "Making the Case for Investment in NH's Children."  Lynn Karoly, senior researcher for RAND, says investing in early years actually saves money later on.  And, she says, the so-called "opportunity gap" in New Hampshire -- between kids who get a decent start in life and those who don't -- is wider than might be thought. 

Learn more about this Endowment-funded study by listening to this edition of The Exchange on NH Public Radio.