Lifelong Benefits - SC First Steps

Lifelong Benefits

The benefits of high-quality early childhood programs last a lifetime.

Disadvantaged children who experience quality early care and education earn up to 25% more in wages as an adult.7

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  1. Gertler, Heckman, Pinto, Zanolini, Vermeersch, Walker, Chang, Grantham-McGregor. Labor market returns to an early childhood stimulation intervention in Jamaica. Science. 2014. 344 (6187): 998-1001.