Researchers Summarize Mounting Evidence on Early Education

8/14/2014

Drawing heavily from a Society of Research on Child Development report that FPG senior scientist Margaret R. Burchinal co-authored last year, researchers have distilled the scientific evidence mounting in support of investment in early education and care. Designed as an open letter to indicate to policy makers and others the extent of the consensus within the scientific community, “Research Strongly Supports Investment in Early Childhood Education” covers findings in several key areas from the considerable body of research on early care and education:

Quality early childhood education can reduce the achievement gap

 “Access to quality early childhood education is essential…

“Develop the whole child with quality programs…

“Quality programs include health and home…

“Quality programs can be brought to scale…

“Quality programs produce quality life outcomes…

“Quality early childhood education benefits children from diverse family backgrounds and circumstances…

“Investing in quality early childhood education pays off…

Read “Research Strongly Supports Investment in Early Childhood Education”

Read more on the 2013 SRCD report “Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education”

Source: FPG Child Development Institute

Available at: http://fpg.unc.edu/news/researchers-summarize-mounting-evidence-early-education

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