Investing in Children

Child Development Accounts as an Early Childhood Intervention

Properly designed and integrated Child Development Accounts (CDAs) can have lasting, positive effects on children's educational development and can improve their long-term economic outcomes. While much discussion of CDAs (also known as CSAs or Children's Savings Accounts; the terms are interchangeable) treats the accounts in isolation, Investing in Children: Child Development Accounts as an Early Childhood Intervention argues that, to be most effective, CDAs should be situated within the broader context of other early childhood interventions like pre-K and Head Start.

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Investing in Children

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Nik Schuetz

Terri Friedline is the faculty director of financial inclusion at the Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion, a research fellow at New America, and an assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. She can be contacted by email at tfriedline@ku.edu or followed on Twitter @TerriFriedline.