Research and Polling


Research over the past few decades has shown the importance of early experiences to later success as well as the economic return on investment in early childhood.  The following links represent some of the important research in the field of early childhood.

Key Concepts in the Science of Early Childhood Development from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Economic analysis including return on investment, lifecycle benefits of early childhood, adult health outcomes as a result of early childhood and others from James Heckman, Nobel Laureate in Economics


2017 National Poll shows early childhood is a bipartisan priority 

2018 National Poll shows that voters are ready for serious national investments in expanded child care and early learning options for all families.