Chicago Longitudinal Study

Approximately 1,000 children enrolled in the Child-Parent Centers in Chicago from 1985-1986 became part of the Chicago Longitudinal Study, along with  550 students in a matched control group. The study investigates the long-term educational and social development of low-income, minority children who grew up in high-poverty neighborhoods in central-city Chicago and attended government-funded kindergarten programs in the Chicago Public Schools.