Update on my short videos on early childhood programs: 4th video added, and videos now available on ITunes

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.

About timbartik

Tim Bartik is a senior economist at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, a non-profit and non-partisan research organization in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His research specializes in state and local economic development policies and local labor markets.
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4 Responses to Update on my short videos on early childhood programs: 4th video added, and videos now available on ITunes

  1. Fran Darling says:

    We are trying to get our the very same message only geared to the “senior” generation, a large percentage of whom care for their young grandchildren. To that end we have organized a group called Grandparents Teach, Too. We also have videos posted with activities and suggestions for interaction with young children. Here is our main website http://www.grandparentsteachtoo.org with all the links to our information (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Blog). We have also published a book called “Learning Through the Seasons” –
    I follow you e-mails and am adding the Follow to our group at grandparentsteach@gmail.org. Thank you for posting your informative and important economic research.

  2. Hello!

    Just wanted to share that The Early Childhood Investment Corporation has made these videos available on our YouTube Channel! You can find them here: http://www.youtube.com/TheECIC

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