By: Arthur J. Reynolds, Nicole E. Smerillo, Suh-Ruu Ou, Marley Loveman-Brown, and Nishank Varshney
Three- and four-year-olds participating in full-day preschool in the Child-Parent Center Education Program performed significantly better than their part-day counterparts in 3rd grade reading and math achievement. They also had significantly lower rates of grade repetition. Although short-term gains of full-day programs are well-documented, evidence on long-term gains are mixed. This study of a renowned program addresses the benefits of high-quality early learning experiences. To learn more:
Read recent news coverage on this study in Education Week and Parents Magazine.
Read HCRC's brief report.
Read the full pre-publication report and supplement here.