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Resources related to cognitive, behavioral and social-emotional outcomes

Outcomes

The New Mexico PreK Evaluation: Results from the Initial Four Years of a New State Preschool Initiative


November 2009

This summary report on the initial phase of NIEER?s New Mexico PreKstudy finds significantly improved language, literacy, and math for the children who attended over children who did not and an estimated rate of return is $5 for every $1 invested.

Continued Impacts of New Mexico PreK on Children’s Readiness for Kindergarten: Results from the Third Year of Implementation


September 2009

NIEER's multi-year study shows that children who attended New Mexico PreK scored higher in early math, language, and literacy than children who did not attend the program.

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


September 2009

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

The APPLES Blossom: Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study (APPLES), Preliminary Results through 2nd Grade


July 2009

An ongoing study of New Jersey’s pre-K program finds that attending the program reduces grade retention and improves language, literacy and math skills.

Policy Brief – Math and Science in Preschool: Policies and Practice


March 2009

This policy brief reviews research addressing the development of mathematics and science knowledge in preschool children, identifies areas that require further study, and outlines recommendations for early education policy in these domains.

Effective Pre-School and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on Children’s Cognitive and Social Development in Year 6


March 2009

Effective Pre-School and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on Children’s Cognitive and Social Development in Year 6 By Pam Sammons et al. (2008) This brief from the Effective Preschool and Primary Education (EPPE) project presents findings that show preschool quality and effectiveness remained statistically significant predictors of educational attainment and social/behavioral outcomes through…

NIEER Working Paper – Mathematics and Science in Preschool: Policy and Practice


March 2009
Kimberly Brenneman, Judi Stevenson-Boyd and Ellen C. Fre

Does a teacher's bachelor's degree have a positive impact on early childhood education outcomes? This meta-analysis was conducted to provide a quantitative synthesis of research findings on the relationship of teacher educational attainment and measures of classroom quality and child development.

Policy Brief – Connecting Neurons, Concepts, and People: Brain Development and its Implications


December 2008

This policy brief summarizes what is known about early brain development and corrects some of the common misunderstandings of the research.

Preschool Education and Its Lasting Effects: Research and Policy Implications


September 2008

Amid debate over the benefit of preschool programs, this new brief examines what researchers currently know about the potential of those programs to bring about positive change.

Preschool Influences on Mathematics Achievement


August 2008

Findings from this study indicate that high-quality preschool may be a factor in improving children's mathematical skills.