Early Education

Early childhood education increases income earning potential

June 3, 2021

In the 1960’s a pilot project, called the Perry Preschool Project, was conducted that gave children access to a preschool experience and supplemental home learning using high-quality programming that was designed to develop their cognitive, motor and social-emotional skills.  

Initial participants of the Perry Preschool Project showed greater academic achievement, as well as higher-income earning later in life when compared to the control group (those who hadn’t had access to early learning).

Recently, researchers followed up with participants (now in their 50s) to see if these drastic positive outcomes held -and they did. But not only that, researchers looked at the participants' children and saw generational gains in terms of academic achievement and income earning potential. 

The interesting element of the Perry Preschool Project is that it included home learning support using the same rich educational programming. 

With many preschool programs only being offered part-time, home and full-time childcare settings are where early learning is taking place.  It is vital that caregivers in-home and care settings have access to high-quality resources to support foundational learning in this critical stage of life. This is where Earlybird can help!

Join Earlybird to have access to our entire growing library of early learning resources for literacy, numeracy, motor and social-emotional development.  There are new activities added every week!

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