The Patriot-News: Preschool investment creates jobs and generates new spending, study finds

By Jan Murphy, April 25, 2014

“Investing in preschool not only helps young children’s school readiness, it reaps benefits for the economy as well in terms of creating jobs and helping local businesses, according to a study released today by a national business leaders’ group.”

“A new study about the economic impact of investing in preschool says every dollar invested in early education yields $1.79 in new spending in Pennsylvania.”

“The organization, ReadyNation/America’s Edge, estimates that every dollar invested in pre-kindergarten programs generates $1.79 in new spending in Pennsylvania.”

“Based on that, if quality preschool was available to all 3- and 4-year-olds, it would inject $800 million into the economy and create nearly 28,000 jobs, according to the report Strengthening Pennsylvania Businesses through Investments in Pre-Kindergarten.”

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