Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Heckman Equation-Ground Breaking Work for Our Kids

The price of ignorance is far greater than cost of an education.
~ Anonymous

Professor James J. Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago, a Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economics, and an expert in the economics of human development. Professor Heckman has proven through his equation that quality early childhood programs (birth-five) heavily influence social and economic outcomes. By investing early in our children…economic outcomes will flourish. I have been seeing more bills passed in favor of children because of this work and the dedication of those that love and care for children.

INVEST in educational & developmental resources for disadvantaged families to provide access to successful early human development

DEVELOP cognitive skills, social skills, & physical well being in children early-from birth to five when it matters most

SUSTAIN with early development with effective education through adulthood

GAIN a more capable, productive and valuable workforce that pays dividends to America for generations to come

It is exciting to see quality programs come into fruition, especially quality programs for young adults like those at Lifeskills 411. Isn’t it wonderful, when bad news refuses to leave, good news comes right on time?

*The Heckman Equation is a formula for success for policymakers and advocates in the field of childhood development, education, workforce development, social equity and economics.

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