Cost-Benefit Analysis of Benefits of Early Care and Education Programs on Behalf of Groundwork Ohio

Increasing public funding in high-quality early childhood programs has gained
momentum across the United States as the body of research continues to grow
on the efficacy of providing children and their families with high-quality
childcare. The benefits of early care and education are often long-lasting.

The Economics Center quantified the benefits that accrue to participants of early
care and education programs, avoided costs that would have been borne by
participants or the community, and benefits to the State of Ohio through fiscal
impacts such as earnings and sales tax revenues.

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