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U.S. Must Invest in High-Quality Early Childhood Programs
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U.S. Must Invest in High-Quality Early Childhood Programs

Rebecca Ullrich and Jessica Troe discuss why the United States needs to invest in high-quality early childhood programs.

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  • Rebecca Ullrich
  • Jessica Troe

Imagine that you’ve decided to buy a car. You go to the dealership but instead of choosing a model that will last you hundreds of thousands of miles, you select a car that is poorly rated and already has a lot of wear and tear. Over the years, you decide that putting additional money toward maintaining your car isn’t important. You take shortcuts on repairs, and before you know it, your car can barely make it to your local grocery store, much less complete a cross-country road trip.

This shouldn’t be surprising. After all, you get what you pay for, right?

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Authors

Rebecca Ullrich

Policy Analyst

Jessica Troe

Policy and Outreach Coordinator