Articles and Publications

Multi-Site Expansion of an Early Childhood Intervention and School Readiness

Pediatrics, June 2016

This study provides the first findings of the contemporary scale-up of the CPC P-3 model, one of the most evidence-based early childhood programs. Findings illustrate the feasibility and benefits of scaling effective preventive interventions to reduce achievement gaps and later health disparities.


Strong Evidence for Benefits of Full-Day PreK in CPCs

JAMA, December 2014

This study sought to evaluate the association between a full- vs part-day early childhood program and school readiness, attendance, and parent involvement. In an expansion of the CPCs in Chicago, a full-day preschool intervention was associated with increased school readiness skills in 4 of 6 domains, attendance, and reduced chronic absences compared with a part-day program. These findings should be replicated in other programs and contexts.