Raising of AmericaChris Engel says this is a must-watch. Are We Crazy About Our Kids? is one of the supporting episodes to the forthcoming documentary series, The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation, now in production (more at www.RaisingofAmerica.org). Science has demonstrated that a child’s experiences during the earliest years are vital to building the foundation for life-long individual success — in school and in life. Now economists are studying the costs and benefits of high quality early care and preschool. And they’re worried. Not because we’re spending too much but because we’re spending too little where it matters most. Studies by Federal Reserve economist Arthur Rolnick, Nobel laureate James Heckman and others conclude that high quality early care and pre-school yield huge individual – and public — benefits.