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Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, 19 December, 2016
Reports & Papers
This paper estimates the long-term benefits from an influential early childhood program targeting disadvantaged families. The program was evaluated by random assignment and followed participants through their mid-30s. It has substantial beneficial…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, 11 December, 2016
Reports & Papers
This paper estimates the large array of long-run benefits of an influential early childhood program targeted to disadvantaged children and their families. It is evaluated by random assignment and follows participants through their mid-30s. The…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
This paper estimates the long-term benefits from an influential early childhood program targeting disadvantaged families. The program was evaluated by random assignment and followed participants through their mid-30s. It has substantial beneficial…
Fabiano Gregory A., Schatz Nicole K., Jerome Stephanie, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Many programs and interventions are available to support families of young children, yet engagement and participation in these programs is often inconsistent. One explanation for poor engagement is that program parameters may not align…
Conti Gabriella, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Pinto Rodrigo, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article examines the long-term impacts on health and healthy behaviour of two of the oldest and most widely cited US early childhood interventions evaluated by the method of randomisation with long-term follow-up: the Perry Preschool Project (…
Buysse Virginia, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Soukakou Eleni P., Fettig Angel, Schaaf Jennifer M., Burchinal Margaret, Q3 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Two studies evaluated Recognition & Response (R&R)--an instructional system consisting of formative assessment, foundational instruction, and targeted small-group lessons designed for use with pre-kindergarteners. Study 1 involved 174 four-…
Corr Catherine, Santos Rosa Milagros, Fowler Susan A., May, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act mandates that very young children with disabilities be served through Part C services. Families of young children with disabilities who are also living in poverty are often the primary recipients of…
Lin Lu-Chun, Johnson Cynthia J., April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Aims and objectives: A common phenomenon in many Asian countries is parents enrolling their preschoolers in bilingual or English-immersion programs to provide a head start in learning English. A frequently raised concern is that learning English too…
Gaylor Erika, Kutaka Traci Shizu, Ferguson Kate, Williamson Cyndi, Wei Xin, Spiker Donna, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
The Social Impact Bond (SIB) (also referred to as Pay for Success) is a funding mechanism where private businesses support programs that are expected to have a high return on investment. Beginning in 2014-15, the IFF Pay for Success project funded…
Manz Patricia Holliday, Bracaliello Catherine, Pressimone Vanessa J., Eisenberg Rachel A., Gernhart Amanda L., Fu Qiong, Zuniga Cesar, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This quasi-experimental study examined expressive vocabulary outcomes for Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) toddlers, after one year of home-visiting services. First, this study applied Rasch modelling to establish the construct validity and…
Peters Ray DeV., Petrunka Kelly, Khan Shahriar, Howell-Moneta Angela, Nelson Geoffrey B. (Geoffrey Brian), Pancer S. Mark, Loomis Colleen, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the long-term cost-savings of the Better Beginnings, Better Futures (BBBF) initiative, a community-based early intervention project for young children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods during their…
Gennetian Lisa A., Darling Matthew, Aber J. Lawrence, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed

This manuscript broadly describes the potential application of behavioral insights--particularly behavioral economics--to early childhood interventions (broadly construed as parent-targeted initiatives designed to support and improve early…

Muschkin Clara G., Ladd Helen F., Dodge Kenneth A., December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines the community-wide effects of investments in two early childhood initiatives in North Carolina (Smart Start and More at Four) on the likelihood of a student being placed into special education. We take advantage of variation…
University of Nebraska Medical Center. Munroe-Meyer Institute, November, 2015
Other
After the presentation of the 2014-2015 Sixpence annual report, the Sixpence board of directors posed several additional questions about child outcomes in the areas of language and family literacy practices. Additional analyses were completed and…
University of Nebraska Medical Center. Munroe-Meyer Institute, September, 2015
Reports & Papers

This report provides an evaluation of the Sixpence Early Learning Fund, a public-private partnership that provides grants to programs for at risk infants and toddlers in Nebraska. It examines participant and program characteristics, program…