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Art Rolnick Quotes

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Art Rolnick – from an economic anylist to Early childhood Advocate

“The return on investment from early childhood development is extraordinary, resulting in better working public schools, more educated workers and less crime.” Art Rolnick

What we mean by ‘do it right’ is that ECD programs must be high quality to get the high returns. They must incorporate master level teachers and regular home visits and they must focus on the parent(s). If done right, especially for at-risk children, these studies show dramatic differences. ECD children are much less likely to be retained in the first grade, much less likely to need special education, much more likely to be literate by the third grade, much more likely to complete high school, get a good job, raise a family and much less likely to commit a crime. In addition, related studies confirm that within three or four years you can see dramatic improvement in at-risk children’s outcomes.”(children of  the code, 2005)

http://www.childrenofthecode.org/interviews/rolnick.htm – Phone 2/11/2005

 

“Investment in human capital breeds economic success not only for those being educated, but also for the overall economy,” Rolnick and Grunewald

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Author: cstravato

I am a wife of 14 years and have two boys, one is 10 and an the other is 8. They are busy and keep us hopping. I have been a pre-school teacher for 9 years with a break in the middle to teach kindergarten in FL for three years, and I had the luxury of staying home with my two boys for a few years. I enjoy teaching pre-school age children it gives me great pride to help set a generation up to succeed in their school careers and life. I am currently going back to school to complete my masters degree in early childhood education at Walden University.

One thought on “Art Rolnick Quotes

  1. “The return on investment from early childhood development is extraordinary, resulting in better working public schools, more educated workers and less crime.” No truer words have been spoken. Early childhood development has such a strong impact on how a child will develop their personality and beliefs later in life that it is extremely important to invest our time in making sure it is filled with positive influences.

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