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Did you know . . .
• Communities Count data were on display at the recent “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit at Pacific Science Center?
• King County cities use Communities Count data to make budgetary decisions about housing and human services?
• The Road Map Project and Eastside Pathways, two major education initiatives in King County, use Communities Count data for baseline data and performance measurement?
• King County Executive Dow Constantine used Communities Count data in his recent State of the County address?
• Children’s Hospital uses Communities Count data in its Community Health Needs Assessments?
• The Seattle Office for Education consulted Communities Count data to help predict the cost of the city’s universal pre-K proposal?
• CityClub uses Communities Count data in its reports on regional civic involvement?
• The Children’s Alliance and other groups used Communities Count data to advocate for retaining the state’s Basic Food program?
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Benefits outweigh costs of early education

In Are We Crazy About Our Kids, economists and bankers make the business case for investing in early education. This episode in a forthcoming documentary series, The Raising of America, calls on 40 years of research showing substantial returns on investments in high quality care and education for children birth to age 5, and profiles a successful program in Montreal. Seattle may get on board soon with Preschool for All, a proposal for voluntary, high-quality, universal preschool. A public hearing is scheduled for May 29th.