Lancaster Online: Report predicts economic benefits to expanding Pre-K

“Advocates for early childhood education usually point to its economic benefits down the road: Children who enter school ready to learn end up as more productive, higher earning adults.

A study released last week makes a different case: Early childhood education is an effective economic stimulus in real time.

Expanding pre-kindergarten education in Pennsylvania would create “a significant, immediate economic boost for local businesses,” said the report authored by ReadyNation/America’s Edge on behalf of the Pre-K for PA campaign.”

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