Detroit Study Shows that Early Childhood Education Pays Off

A recent article detailing the Detroit One-Child School Readiness Dividend study reported that, for every Detroit child who enters kindergarten ready to learn, Michigan taxpayers save $100,000.  These figures were calculated according to  the economic value of preparing children for long-term educational success starting at birth.

The results support prior research claims, suggesting that children,  particularly low-income children, who attend high-quality early education programs are less likely to depend on taxpayer-funded services later in life.

This is great news for all the hard work going on in the City of Springfield to encourage reading success by fourth grade.

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