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Preschool quality and child development: How are learning gains related to program ratings?


This study investigates the relationships between preschool quality and children’s learning and development from fall to spring of 1 school year through the analysis of child- and program-level data from approximately 70,000 children, ranging in age from 4.5 to 5.5 years old, in 1,700 QCC-rated preschool programs, the majority of which were center-based California State Preschool Programs. Learning and development was assessed using children’s fall and spring scores on three domains of the Desired Results Developmental Profile, a developmental assessment administered by children’s classroom teachers. (author abstract)

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United States

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