With production by Detroit Public TV, and funding from Michigan’s Early Childhood Investment Corporation, I have been working on six videos on early childhood programs. The videos are short (about a minute and a half each). They focus on key issues related to the research on the benefits of early childhood programs: why should we believe the research evidence for benefits, how early childhood programs have such large long-run effects, and why it makes sense from a perspective of enlightened self-interest to pay higher taxes to pay for pre-K for someone else’s children.
The fourth video is now available. This video discusses why early childhood programs not only pay off for the nation, but also for the state that provides the investment dollars.
In addition, all the videos can now be downloaded for free from ITunes. This should facilitate use at conferences – you don’t have to hope that your internet connection isn’t interrupted by some glitch, because you can download the entire video to your computer.
The remaining two videos in this series should be available soon.
I hope that these videos prove to be useful. I’d appreciate it if people can let me know if they use the videos, and their assessment of the videos’ utility.