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Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions across the World: (Under) Investing in the Very Young


September 17, 2018 InternationalOutcomes

By Nores, M. & Barnett, W.S. (2010) This paper reviews the international (non-U.S.) evidence on the benefits of early childhood interventions. A total of 38 contrasts of 30 interventions in 23 countries were analyzed. It focuses on studies applying a quasi-experimental or random assignment. Studies were coded according to: the type of intervention (cash transfer, nutritional,…

Implementing aeioTU: quality improvement alongside an efficacy study—learning while growing


May 24, 2018 InternationalQuality and Curriculum

By Nores, M., Figueras-Daniel, A., Lopez, M.A. & Bernal, R. (2018) Effectiveness trials of increasing childhood development interventions across low‐ and middle‐income countries have shown significant variability. The strength and consistency of benefits for children are dependent on program quality, and this requires paying attention to program implementation. In this paper, we summarize findings on…

Building capacity in health and education systems to deliver interventions that strengthen early child development


May 24, 2018 Governance and AccountabilityInternationalWorkforce

By Nores, M. & Fernandez, C. (2018) Building capacity within health and education systems of low‐ and middle‐income countries in order to deliver high‐quality early childhood services requires coordinated efforts across sectors, effective governance, sufficient funding, an adequate workforce, reliable data systems, and continuous monitoring, evaluation, and improvement cycles; it also requires partnerships with the…

Benefits of early childhood interventions across the world: (Under) Investing in the very young.


December 15, 2017 InternationalOutcomes

By Nores, M. & Barnett, W. S. (2010). This paper reviews the international (non-U.S.) evidence on the benefits of early childhood interventions. A total of 38 contrasts of 30 interventions in 23 countries were analyzed. It focuses on studies applying a quasi-experimental or random assignment. Studies were coded according to: the type of intervention (cash transfer,…

Why pre-k is critical to closing the achievement gap.


December 15, 2017 InternationalOutcomesSpecial Education

By Frede, E. & Barnett, W. S. (2011). The recently released results of the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) comparison of educational achievement across 65 countries has brought renewed attention to the achievement gap and recommended changes to improve U.S. performance. The U.S. was well down in the middle of the pack for reading,…

Crèche attendance and children’s intelligence and behavior development.


December 15, 2017 InternationalOutcomes

By Baumeister, A. E. E., Rindermann, H. & Barnett, W. S. (2014). Early childhood education is intended to further cognitive and general development. Studies on the impact of regular crèche (preschool for children under age 3) attendance outside the U.S. are rare. Two complementary studies conducted in Austria are presented: In Study 1, 62 kindergarten children…

Issues of Access and Program Quality


May 1, 2010 International

This book chapter examines the current state of access to and quality of preschool education around the world.

Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions Across the World: (Under) Investing in the Very Young


September 1, 2009 InternationalOutcomes
Milagros Nores and W. Steven Barnett

This paper reviews the international evidence on the benefits of early childhood interventions.