This issue brief summarizes the main points of my book, and accompanies this summary with some great graphics. Specifically, the issue brief emphasizes:
1. The sizable national as well as local economic benefits of a wide variety of early childhood programs.
2. The surprisingly high proportion of 4-year-olds who end up living in the same state or metro area as working adults.
3. The significant effects of universal pre-K in raising property values by attracting parents to a local housing market.
The issue brief also includes estimates for each state of universal pre-K’s benefits relative to costs.