New research suggests far-reaching benefits from early-childhood programs, including better long-term health and higher lifetime earnings — and that the earlier the help begins the better. This informative article, written by Seattle Times staff reporter, By Neal Morton, is a must read….

“The children who participated in two of the nation’s oldest preschool programs during the 1970s are now well into their 40s and 50s.

And new research, which looked at their quality of life at age 35, shows that the high-quality child care they received in their early years and support for their parents yielded great economic, health and social benefits… more