|Are We Crazy about Our Kids?|
|Explores the utilitarian argument for investing in high quality early care and education.|
Are We Crazy About Our Kids? (California Newsreel and Vital Pictures, USA, 2013; 32 min.) The film is one of the supporting episodes to the forthcoming documentary series, THE RAISING OF AMERICA: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation, now in production. The episode explores the utilitarian argument for investing in high quality early care and education: it pays for itself, several times over.
Science has demonstrated that a child’s experiences during the earliest years are vital to building the foundation for life-long individual success – in school and in life.
Now economists are studying the costs and benefits of high quality early care and preschool. And they’re worried. Not because we’re spending too much but because we’re spending too little where it matters most.