- Research consensus for early childhood education backed in letter by over 500 researchers
- What does the evidence show on preschool?
- Early childhood education is a good we know how to do
- Why early childhood education now?
- Early childhood education is a continuation of an American tradition of promoting economic growth through education
Monthly Archives: January 2011
Chapter 8 of Investing in Kids also considers the effects on different income groups of more intense early childhood programs. I consider the effects of a program similar to the Abecedarian program. The Abecedarian experiment provided full-time child care and … Continue reading
Amazon now lists my book Investing in Kids as in stock now, both in paperback and hardback, and therefore available for immediate shipping. Before, Amazon for some reason had the book listed as “available in one to two months”, which … Continue reading
An expanded pre-k program may provide both greater benefits for a state’s economy, and be more politically sustainable, if this expanded program provides services not only to the poor but to the middle class. On the other hand, free preschool … Continue reading
As a previous post has outlined, there are some economic tradeoffs in deciding between a pre-k program with “universal access” for all 4-year-olds, versus a pre-k program that is more narrowly targeted at children from low-income families. Targeting children from … Continue reading
President Obama’s State of the Union address focused on “winning the future”. This strategy included winning the future through public investments, including educational investments. For advocates of early childhood programs, it is noteworthy that the educational investments that were mentioned … Continue reading
In a previous post, I showed that under plausible assumptions, universal pre-k would have broad benefits for the middle class as well as for the poor. But how does universal pre-k compare with a preschool program that is more tightly … Continue reading
One of my Google News alerts came across this interesting story from Iowa. Iowa is currently debating the future of its “Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program”, which currently enrolls over half of all Iowa four-year olds. The program is designed to … Continue reading