Early intervention is an investment a community makes in their youngest members. For every $1 invested in early childhood education, it has been estimated that $7 to $10 is saved on remedial education, health and criminal justice expenditures. Nobel Laureate and University of Chicago Economist James Heckman has completed groundbreaking work in the economics of human development. He reports that investing in early childhood development will produce great returns to individuals and society in better education, health, economic and social outcomes - not only saving taxpayers money, but increasing economic productivity.
These are stories of Jefferson families. For them, early intervention services have made all the difference.
Greer attended Jefferson Early Childhood Center from
2013-2016. As a result, Greer has exited from special education services. She
began kindergarten at Pleasant Hill Elementary in the fall of 2016. Here is
Cammy Babiarz attended Jefferson from 2011-2014 and
is now in first grade at Bower Elementary. Jefferson helped Cammy and her
family learn all of the things that Cammy can do. Hear Cammy's story...
have three children - Anthony, Vince and Gianna. Anthony and Vince now attend Wiesbrook and Gianna is now at Jefferson. Here is their