More organizations & academics misrepresenting Dr Heckman on the economic benefits of daycare, all day kindergarten, preschool (broken link)

  • Council on Early Child Development (founded by F Mustard, HELP’s C Hertzman President)
  • World Bank
  • OECD
  • Fraser Mustard (broken link), Chair in Childhood Development at Alberta Children’s Hospital
    Misleading out of context quote (broken link):
    “Early childhood investments of high quality have lasting effects…. We cannot afford to postpone investing in children until they become adults, nor can we wait until they reach school age … The role of the family is crucial to the formation of learning skills, and government interventions at an early age that mend the harm done by dysfunctional families have proven to be highly effective.”
  • Committee for Economic Development (US)
    False statement (broken link):
    “Nobel Laureate James Heckman demonstrates that preschooling is key to improving America’s international economic competitiveness”