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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 10:57 am | Updated: 11:18 am, Fri Apr 18, 2014.

Prekindergarten programs deliver a greater return on the taxpayers’ investment than state subsidized child care, according to a legislative report.

New Mexico is spending far more on child care than prekindergarten. But the staff of the Legislative Finance Committee found that the benefits from prekindergarten outweigh the costs to taxpayers, while that’s not the case for child care provided through registered homes and some state licensed programs.

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