The Evidence Base on Preschool

October 11, 2013

For the first time in a generation, national legislation on publicly-funded preschool education is the focus of prominent debate. The research brief “Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education,” reviews rigorous evidence on why early skills matter, which children benefit from preschool, the short- and long-term effects of preschool programs on children’s school readiness and life outcomes, the importance of program quality, and the costs versus benefits of preschool education.

Source: Foundation for Child Development

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Amanda Schwartz, Ph.D. has worked as an educator and Federal contractor for the last 16 years. While her expertise is focused on special education and early childhood education, Dr. Schwartz has worked on program evaluation, general education, health, and emergency preparedness issues related to children and families. As a team member on several Federal projects Dr. Schwartz worked in technical assistance, resource development, research, and monitoring. Throughout her career, Dr. Schwartz has developed training opportunities and publications to facilitate the use of research-based interventions and support data-driven decision-making by practitioners, technical assistance providers, and Federal staff in the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.
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