A new study is out about the positive long-term effects of high quality early childhood care.
Of course, we have long held this to be true.
Some critics of the study say it does not fully show whether there is an “independent” effect on children separate from the positive effects of their parents. But it is hard to compartmentalize life so neatly.
High quality early learning programs know that the true goal is to partner closely with parents… we help parents, parents help us. It is a mutual endeavor. I wish researchers luck in trying “isolate” the effects of early learning programs from that of parents.
This new study is rigorous and shows that early learning resources are a smart investment for both children and their parents.