Please view the documents and videos below for more information and research on investing early.  For more information contact the APC office by calling toll-free (866) 711-4025.

Change the First Five Years and You Change EverythingThe Heckman Equation - Why Early Investment Matters
The Heckman Equation – In Depth Video
The Heckman Equation – Overview Video
The Foundations of Lifelong Health, Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
Early Childhood Program Effectiveness, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Setting the Stage Resources
Business Case for Early Childhood Investments
The Science of Early Childhood Development
Meeting the Workforce Needs of the Future
Starting Smart & Finishing Strong
Long-Term Economic Benefits of Investing in Early Childhood Programs
Mission: Readiness
Education Pipeline
School Readiness Ruler

Ready Families in Ready Communities
In Brief: The Science of Early Childhood Development
The Cost of Child Abuse vs. Child Abuse Prevention: Alabama's Experience
School or the Streets: Crime and Alabama's Dropout Crisis

Ready Services - Health
Early Childhood Health Problems and Prevention Strategies: Costs and Benefits
In Brief: The Impact of Early Adversity on Children's Development
Early Childhood Investments in Health Have a Lasting Impact: Highlights from the Research
The ACE Study

Ready Services – Early Education
Why Business Should Support Early Childhood Education
Investments in Early Childhood Education Help Meet the Nation's K-12 Goals
What We Know About Early Education: Summary of Major Research Findings
Early Childhood Education: A Call to Action from the Business Community
Preventing Crime with Pre-Kindergarten: A Critical Investment in Alabama's Safety

Call to Action
The Costs of Disinvestment
Principles of Successful Early Childhood Legislation
Characteristics of Quality Early Learning Environments
Results: What Happens When Children Receive Quality Early Learning
Special Education: The Case for Greater Investments in Early Learning