Two more short videos on early childhood programs have been released, combining my words with videos and animation by Detroit Public TV.
One of these videos discusses short-term benefits of early childhood programs. These benefits include reducing remedial education costs, and helping the local economy and local property values by helping parents work and attracting parents with skills to the local economy.
The other video discusses how early childhood programs help support parenting. This includes providing services that parents find it hard to duplicate on their own, such as helping children learn how to get along with peers and authority figures in a group setting.
I greatly appreciate the talents of the staff of Detroit Public TV in developing these videos. I also thank Michigan’s Early Childhood Investment Corporation for providing financial support for these videos.