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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-…

Thompson Carla J., Nguyen Giang-Nguyen Thi, May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

A thoughtful decision confronting parents considering pre-kindergarten or pre-school programs across the United States provided from the literature has focused on school readiness of children within the pre-kindergarten years. Prior to children…

Le Vi-Nhuan, Schaack Diana, Mendoza Marina M., Stout-Oswald Stephanie, Kauerz Kristie, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines the Denver Preschool Program (DPP), a voter-approved sales tax initiative that provides a tuition credit for four-year old children to attend preschool. Using propensity weighting and doubly robust modeling on ten cohorts of…

Stites Michele L., Sonnenschein Susan, Dowling Rebecca, Gay Brittany, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: These two studies examined the different mathematical opportunities provided in preschool classrooms, with a particular focus on the availability of mathematical-themed books in classroom libraries. In study one, we interviewed…
Cappelen Alexander W., List John A., Samek Anya, Tungodden Bertil, July 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We present results from the first study to examine the causal impact of early-childhood education on the social preferences of children. We compare children who, at 3–4 years old, were randomized into either a full-time preschool, a parenting…

Banerjee Rashida, Horn Eva M., Palmer Susan B., July-Sept 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children are often enrolled in either AM (morning) or PM (afternoon) sessions in early childhood programs. However, little research is available on this routine practice. We used multilevel analysis to investigate if there are differences in…
Farewell Charlotte V., Puma Jini E., Mason Mondi A., Peirce Paula, Shimomura Michele, Harms Megan, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood obesity is at epidemic proportions. Early child care providers have a unique opportunity to instill healthy eating and active living behaviors in children that can foster lifelong health. Academic-community partnerships that involve…
Cooper Christen Cupples, Contento Isobel R., October, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To examine preschool teachers’ nutrition-related beliefs and practices and explore associations with Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings (EWPHCCS) training. Design: Causal-comparative study using a post-only, cross-sectional survey…
McCoy Dana Charles, Gonzalez Kathryn E., Jones Stephanie M., September/October 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explores children's early academic and self-regulatory skills as potential pathways through which a preschool enrichment program-the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP)-may contribute to low-income children's long-term outcomes (N =…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Karapakula Ganesh, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This paper examines the impact of the iconic Perry Preschool Project on the children and siblings of the original participants. The children of treated participants have fewer school suspensions, higher levels of education and employment, and lower…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Karapakula Ganesh, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This paper presents the first analysis of the life course outcomes through late midlife (around age 55) for the participants of the iconic Perry Preschool Project, an experimental high-quality preschool program for disadvantaged African-American…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Karapakula Ganesh, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This paper examines the impact of the iconic Perry Preschool Project on the children and siblings of the original participants. The children of treated participants have fewer school suspensions, higher levels of education and employment, and lower…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Karapakula Ganesh, May, 2019
Other
This appendix accompanies the report Intergenerational and Intragenerational Externalities of the Perry Preschool Project (Heckman and Karapakula, 2019).
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Karapakula Ganesh, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This paper presents the first analysis of the life course outcomes through late midlife (around age 55) for the participants of the iconic Perry Preschool Project, an experimental high-quality preschool program for disadvantaged African-American…