How Preschool May Benefit Generations Of Families

Teacher Sharon Smith Lossiah leads preschool students in circle time.
Teacher Sharon Smith Lossiah leads preschool students in circle time at Gideon Pond Elementary school on September 13, 2017. Solvejg Wastvedt
Teacher Sharon Smith Lossiah leads preschool students in circle time.
Teacher Sharon Smith Lossiah leads preschool students in circle time at Gideon Pond Elementary school on September 13, 2017. Solvejg Wastvedt

How Preschool May Benefit Generations Of Families

A new study from the University of Chicago found that early childhood education may help strengthen families and can break the cycle of poverty.

Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman and his team built on research from the 1960s that looked at how preschool impacts generations of families.

He joins the Morning Shift for more on his findings.

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LEARN MORE: Perry Preschool: Intergenerational Effects Toolkit (University of Chicago)