09/03/2013 12:04 EDT | Updated 11/03/2013 05:12 EST

The Rug Rat Race explores schooling for toddlers

Experts agree that in the last couple of decades, parents who have the means are investing more time and money in their children — during the years before they even begin kindergarten.

The Rug Rat Race — a week-long series looking at efforts to give children a head start — explores just what parents are doing to give their kids an early boost in life, and if a higher family income results in a better outcome for a child.

But first, CBC's Radio's Rick Cluff hears about the benefits of early childhood education.