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Investing in the Early Years

As we recover from the global pandemic, there will continue to be a lot of discussion about investing in early childhood care and education, and how that fits into the broader topic of infrastructure. Dr. Mildred Warner is an economist at Cornell University who studies the economics of childcare. In the first video below, she explains how early development is best viewed as an investment as we traditionally do with infrastructure.

In the second video, Craig Alexander, former vice-president of economic analysis for the C.D. Howe Institute, goes on to describe how investing in the early years is not just beneficial for children and parents, but is a good economic decision for societies.

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