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Ernst Jasmine R., Reynolds Arthur J., September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

In this study we sought to explore the association between preschool instructional approach and health and well-being at age 35 for a large sample of low-income children. Participants included 989 low-income, minority children who attended Child-…

Garcia Jorge Luis, Bennhoff Frederik H., Leaf Duncan Ermini, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), July 2021
Reports & Papers

This paper monetizes the life-cycle intragenerational and intergenerational benefits of the Perry Preschool Project, a pioneering high-quality early childhood education program implemented before Head Start that targeted disadvantaged African-…

Garcia Jorge Luis, Bennhoff Frederik H., Leaf Duncan Ermini, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), June 30 2021
Reports & Papers

This paper monetizes the life-cycle intragenerational and intergenerational benefits of the Perry Preschool Project, a pioneering high-quality early childhood education program implemented before Head Start that targeted disadvantaged African-…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Reports & Papers

We use admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of large-scale public preschool in Boston on college-going, college preparation, standardized test scores, and behavioral outcomes. Preschool enrollment boosts college attendance, as well as SAT…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Reports & Papers

We use admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of large-scale public preschool in Boston on college-going, college preparation, standardized test scores, and behavioral outcomes. Preschool enrollment boosts college attendance, as well as SAT…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This work studies the impact of Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) public preschool program using data on more than 4,000 preschool applicants from 1997 to 2003. The study leverages the randomization embedded in the BPS preschool lottery-based…

Decker-Woodrow Lauren, Muroga Atsuko, Bowden A. Brooks, Lamey Gay, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report provides results from the evaluation of the costs, benefits, and returns on investment associated with the Pre-K 4 SA initiative in San Antonio. Recent evaluations have shown that children who received Pre-K 4 SA’s full-day, yearlong pre…
Decker-Woodrow Lauren, Muroga Atsuko, Bowden A. Brooks, Lamey Gay, March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Westat, in collaboration with Teachers College Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, has conducted a benefit-cost analysis of the Pre-K 4 SA initiative, to provide the citizens of San Antonio and city policy makers with an…
Khan Sherylls Valladares, Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Rodriguez Kristina, Pittman Aisha, Hawkinson Laura E., September 2019
Executive Summary

The descriptive analyses in this report include estimates of VPI+ expenditures in the 2017–2018 school year, as well as in the 2016–2017 school year for examining year-to-year changes. In addition, this report includes a benefit-cost analysis (…

Khan Sherylls Valladares, Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Rodriguez Kristina, Pittman Aisha, Hawkinson Laura E., September 2019
Reports & Papers

The descriptive analyses in this report include estimates of VPI+ expenditures in the 2017–2018 school year, as well as in the 2016–2017 school year for examining year-to-year changes. In addition, this report includes a benefit-cost analysis (…

Bishop-Josef Sandra J., September, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Many Nebraska children start school far behind and never catch up, which can lead to high school dropout and involvement in the criminal justice system. Greater investments in high-quality early learning from the ages of birth to five years--a…
Ramon Ismaila, Chattopadhyay Sajal K., Barnett W. Steven, Hahn Robert A., Task Force on Community Preventive Services (U.S.), January/February 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Context: A recent Community Guide systematic review found that early childhood education (ECE) programs improve educational, social, and health-related outcomes and advance health equity because many are designed to increase enrollment for high-risk…
Barr Andrew, Gibbs Chloe, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Despite substantial evidence that resources and outcomes are transmitted across generations, there has been limited inquiry into the extent to which anti-poverty programs actually disrupt the cycle of bad outcomes. We explore how the effects of the…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, June, 2017
Reports & Papers
This paper quantifies the experimentally evaluated life-cycle benefits of a widely implemented early childhood program targeting disadvantaged families. We join experimental data with non-experimental data using economic models to forecast its life-…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, 31 May, 2017
Other
This is an appendix for a study that estimates the life-cycle benefits and costs, rate of return, and benefit/cost ratio of the Carolina Abecedarian Project (ABC) and the Carolina Approach to Responsive Education (CARE).