Key research studies on early learning effectiveness
A powerful research case backs up investing in early learning. Here are some of the key studies:
Early childhood program design and economic returns: Comparative benefit-cost analysis of the Abecedarian program and policy implications
by: Barnett, W. S., & Masse, L. N. (2007) in: Economics of Education Review, 26, 113-125.Read More
Estimated Participation and Hours in Early Care and Education by Type of Arrangement and Income at Ages 2 to 4 in 2010
by: Barnett, W. S. & Nores, M. (2012) in: National Institute for Early Educational Research, 1-19.Read More
Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study: Fifth Grade Follow-Up
by: Barnett, W.S., Jung, K., Youn, M., Frede, E. (2013) in: Rutgers, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research, 1-34.Read More
Earnings benefits of Tulsa's pre-K program for different income groups.
by: Bartik, T. J., Gormley, W., & Adelstein, S. (2011) in: Economics of Education Review. 31(6), December 2012, 1143-1161.Read More
Early childhood education: Young adult outcomes from the Abecedarian Project.
by: Campbell, F. A., Ramey, C. T., Pungello, E. P., Sparling, J., & Miller-Johnson, S. (2002) in: Applied Developmental Science, 6, 42-57.Read More
Adult outcomes as a function of an early childhood educational program: An Abecedarian Project follow-up.
by: Campbell, F.A., Pungello, E. P., Burchinal, M., Kainz, K., Pan, Y.; Wasik, B.H., Barbarin, O.A., Sparling, J.J., & Ramey, C.T. (2012) in: Applied Developmental Science, 6, 42-57.Read More
Early childhood intervention and life-cycle skill development: Evidence from Head Start.
by: Deming, D. (2009) in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 1(3), 111-134.Read More
Longer-Term Effects Of Head Start
by: Garces, Eliana, Duncan Thomas and Janet Currie (2002) in: American Economic Review, 92(4), 999-1012Read More
The effects of universal pre-k on cognitive development
by: Gormley Jr., W. T., Gayer, T., Phillips, D., & Dawson, B.(2005) in: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 41(6), 872-884.Read More
Preschool programs can boost school readiness
by: Gormley, W. T., Phillips, D., & Gayer, T. (2008) in: Science, 320(5884), 1723.Read More
Hard evidence on soft skills.
by: Heckman, J. J., & Kautz, T. D. (2012) in: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 18121.Read More
The rate of return to the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program
by: Heckman, J. J., Moon, S. H., Pinto, R., Savelyev, P. A., Yavitz, A. (2009) in: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 15471.Read More