“Investing in quality early childhood development for disadvantaged children from birth through age 5 will help prevent achievement deficits and produce better education, health, social and economic outcomes. Such investments will reduce the need for costly remediation and social spending while increasing the value, productivity and earning potential of individuals. In fact, every dollar invested in quality early childhood development...produces a 7 to 10 percent return, per child, per year,” according to James J. Heckman, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and a Nobel Laureate in Economics.
Meet 23-year-old Briana and hear her story of success. She is a current graduate student who participated in the WJCS Parent-Child Home Program when she was two years old.
Learn more about this and other WJCS programs that serve 7,000 Westchester children and youth annually.
WJCS is one of the largest human service agencies in Westchester, providing care to people of all ages and diverse backgrounds who are confronting significant challenges. Agency experts provide mental health, trauma, disabilities, youth, home care and geriatric services. Learn more.
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