Cost Savings Analysis of School Readiness in Illinois

This study estimates the current cost savings and revenues generated from Illinois' investments in school readiness for 3-to 5-year-olds over the past 23 years. It also estimates the additional cost burdens that occur when children are not fully prepared when they enter kindergarten, and it quantifies the additional economic benefits that could be realized if Illinois were to expand its investment in school readiness to all educationally disadvantaged children.