In Support of Case for Early Care and Education

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Books in Support of the Case for Early Care and Education



A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Universally-Accessible Pre-Kindergarten Education in Texas. The Bush School of Government & Public Policy, Texas A&M University; Elisa Aguirre, Thomas Gleeson, Amanda McCutchen, Leticia Mendiola, Katherine Rich, Rick Schroder, Megan Stephenson, Orie Varner and Dr. Lori Taylor, Faculty Advisor; May 2006.

Carolina Abecedarian Project - The Abecedarian project was a carefully controlled scientific study of the potential benefits of early childhood education for poor children. Four cohorts of individuals, born between 1972 and 1977, were randomly assigned as infants to either the early educational intervention group or the control group.

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University - The foundations of lifelong health are built in early childhood.

Child-Parent Center and Expansion Program in Chicago - The Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS; Reynolds, 1991, 1999; Reynolds, Bezruczko, Hagemann, 1997) investigates the educational and social development of a same-age cohort of 1,539 low-income, minority children (93% African American) who grew up in high-poverty neighborhoods in central-city Chicago and attended government-funded kindergarten programs in the Chicago Public Schools in 1985-1986.

Early Childhood Education Program Yields High Economic Returns. For every $1 invested in a Chicago early childhood education program, nearly $11 is projected to return to society over the children's lifetimes. 02-11-11

HighScope Perry Preschool Study - Lifetime Effects: The HighScope Perry Preschool Study Through Age 40; 2005. This study — perhaps the most well-known of all HighScope research efforts — examines the lives of 123 African Americans born in poverty and at high-risk of failing in school.

Long-term effects of an Early Childhood Intervention on Educational Achievement and Juvenile Arrest - A 15-Year Follow-up of Low-Income Children in Public Schools, Arthur J. Reynolds, Ph.D., Judy A. Temple, Ph.D., Dylan L. Robertson, Emily A. Mann, M.S.S.W; Journal of the American Medical Association; Reprinted May 9, 2001.

Public Policy Forum - Research on early childhood education outcomes.

Real Boys® Voices: Creating Healthy Connections, William S. Pollack, PhD; Getting Behind the Mask:Breaking the "Boy Code;" 2008

The State of Preschool: 2011 State Preschool Yearbook, The National Institute for Early Education Research, by W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D.; Megan E. Carolan, M.P.P.; Jen Fitzgerald, MLIS, James H. Squires, Ph.D.

What Does Research Tell Us About the Returns to Early Education? Breaking News and Established Findings, W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D., National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University, 2008

Nobel Laureate, Dr. James Heckman

A friend and advisor to Collaborative for Children, Dr. James Heckman is an economist and renowned authority on investments in early education.

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