The Net Benefits of Early Childhood Investments: Findings, Implications and a Texas Agenda

The Net Benefits of Early Childhood Investments: Findings, Implications and a Texas Agenda

Researcher(s):
Christopher T. King, Katherine Faliski, Alicia M. Betsinger and Daniel P. O’Shea
Date:
June 1999
Publication Type:
Full Report.
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Abstract: Early childhood intervention programs have varied widely in terms of their focus, their scale, the ages of the children served, and the scope or range of services provided. The expected benefits and costs of targeted early childhood investments have been estimated and projected for an illustrative cohort of Texas infants: Children 0-1 year old living in families with annual incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level in the year 2000, the overwhelming majority of them in minority families, especially Hispanics.

 

Net benefit estimates are based on the average cost of more intensive model programs as well as their estimated benefits. Targeted early interventions are assumed to offer participating children and their families a mix of services over a four year period spanning infancy up to their entry into public kindergarten.




 
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