Effectiveness Studies

The HCRC identifies, through analysis of new data and re-analyses of existing data, key elements of effective early childhood programs. Once identified and better understood, these "active ingredients" can be used as a framework to develop more effective programs and improve existing practices. Among the principles that are being assessed through research syntheses and data analysis of different studies are:

  • Timing
  • Duration
  • Comprehensiveness of services
  • Professional training of staff
  • Intensity
  • Group or class sizes
  • Organizational setting
  • Transition services