February 24, 2017

James J. Heckman Responds to New Study on Fadeout

The Center’s director James J. Heckman published a letter in the Washington Post Thursday in response to a new study that claims “that the cognitive gains of early-childhood education programs fade over time.” The study, Heckman writes, “ignores an overwhelming body of recent evidence documenting that so-called fadeout doesn’t exist.”
February 9, 2017

James Heckman and J.B. Pritzker on Combining Quality Child Care with Preschool

In an op-ed for The Hill, Prof. James Heckman and J.B. Pritzker write about the importance of combining early childhood education with greater access to preschool in order to promote social mobility across generations. Heckman and Pritzker urge the new administration to make child care more affordable by subsidizing quality early childhood education from birth to age three and then expanding access to quality preschool starting at age four.
January 30, 2017

Heckman Presents Findings at The Aspen Forum on Children and Families in Washington, D.C.

James Heckman recently presented research on early childhood programs at The Aspen Forum on Children and Families in Washington, D.C. Professor Heckman shared findings on ABC/CARE, which were published last month as a working paper, “The Life-cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program.”
January 18, 2017

Heckman Discusses Early Childhood Education at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

On January 17th, 2017 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Professor Heckman discussed his latest research on a panel introduced by Shakira titled “Human Development is Economic Development: Early Childhood Programs and Skill Development”.