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Document Number: 9638

Estimates of the Costs and Benefits of Expanding the Early Childhood Education Program in Kentucky - Based on previous analyses of the Perry Preschool Project, the Carolina Abecedarian Program, the Chicago Child-Parent Centers and Head Start, the researchers found that expanding the Kentucky’s state pre-k program to serve all low-income three year olds would yield a benefit-cost ratio of 5 to 1 while adding all three and four year olds up to 200 percent of poverty would result in more than $3 returned to every dollar invested. The analysis included both private benefits (e.g., increased earnings, health benefits) and public benefits (e.g., cost-savings from reduced special education and grade retention, less criminal activity, less child abuse and neglect). (Christopher Jepsen, Kenneth Troske, and Casey Brasher,October 2010)...


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