WHY EARLY YEARS

RETURN ON INVESTMENTS

From an economic perspective, this period also provides the highest returns on investment. According to the calculations made by Nobel Laureate economist Dr. James Heckman based on his research, every USD1 invested in this period offers a return of USD7-10. According to this calculation, the investments made in babies and their caregivers and families will lead to a decline in healthcare spending, increase in schooling rates and times, and fall in crime rates. According to Heckman, the only area of investment where both love and economy win is the period from pregnancy to age three. Studies show that investments in this period also boost women’s employment. Facilities such as nurseries or daycare centers not only contribute in the women’s return to work but also directly creates employment in this field, contributing in the growth of women’s employment.

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Babies start learning in their mother’s womb and establishing relations with their surroundings is w...

RETURN ON INVESTMENTS

From an economic perspective, this period also provides the highest returns on investment. According...

WHICH MATTERS MORE: GENETIC CODE OR THE POSTCODE?

As is the case with the rest of the world, a great majority of the population live in the cities in...

CHILDREN AND THE CITY

If we can make the cities more habitable for young children and their families, then we can make the...