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By Matt Weyer

Do the effects of preschool last?

What groups of studGroup of preschool age kidsents benefit most?

How much does it cost to ensure high quality?

These questions and more will be addressed and answered in a May 24 webinar hosted by NCSL.

Between 2002 and 2015, state spending on preschool programs nearly doubled from $3.3 billion to $6.2 billion. While mostly pointing to the positive educational benefits of high-quality preschool, some educational research has found the effects may fade out over time.

This webinar will feature top early education researchers Deborah Phillips, Mark Lipsey and Ron Haskins, lead authors of a new report that aims to bring consensus to the multitude of early education research available.

These researchers will discuss the six consensus statements from the report and answer participants’ questions.  

This is timely information as state policymakers need accurate, unbiased information to make critical decisions on preschool education decisions.

Register here for the webinar on May 24.

For more information on early childhood education issues, check out the Early Learning and Support webpage.

Matt Weyer is a senior policy specialist in NCSL’s Education Program.

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