An Animated Case for High Quality Early Education

First Five Years Fund

Publication Date: 
June 20, 2011

An Animated Case for High-Quality Early Education

May 25, 2011 by Irene Sege

Check out this two-minute video from the First Five Years Fund, which “work[s] with policymakers, educators, and advocates to help America make efficient and effective investments in early childhood development that provide the greatest economic return for society.” The video is clever and to the point and does a great job of showing the cost-effectiveness of investing in high-quality early education. It’s good for children and good for the economy. “You can either pay a little now,” the video concludes, “or spend a fortune to fix problems that could have been prevented by early childhood education.”