Resources Economics of ECD

Why invest in the Early Years

Economics of ECD

Investing in ECD makes economic sense

Economics of ECD

The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy. Inter-American Development Bank

Economics of ECD

The Priority of Investing in the Early Years

Economics of ECD

From Best Practices to Breakthrough Impacts

Economics of ECD

Experiences in the earliest years of life form the foundation of brain architecture, for better or for worse. Learning, behavior, and health across the lifespan are all built on that foundation. We know today’s best programs and practices can help support child development, but too many children are left behind. Dramatic improvements for all children are not only achievable but also necessary for a thriving and sustainable society. Like any healthy field, ours needs an investment in R&D to move beyond the best of what we know now—to apply cutting-edge science and an innovation mindset to the urgent task of creating the better best practices of tomorrow.

Call to Action

Economics of ECD

The evidence is clear: Early childhood development must be a global and national priority. Governments already have pledged to achieve the early childhood development targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But they need to back up this pledge with action and place early childhood development at the top of their economic and political agendas.

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