Final two short videos released on early childhood programs

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. 

These two videos and the preceding four videos can all be downloaded for free from iTunes.

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.

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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1 Response to Final two short videos released on early childhood programs

  1. Elizabeth Isakson says:

    Tim –

    we just released a new brief – thought you might be interested in it –

    best –


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