"School-Based Early Childhood Education and Age-28 Well-Being: Effects by Timing, Dosage, and Subgroups", por por Arthur J. Reynolds, Judy A. Temple, Suh-Ruu Ou, Irma A. Artea e Barry A. B. White - link.
Advances in understanding the effects of early education have benefited public policy and developmental science. Although preschool has demonstrated positive effects on life-course outcomes, limitations in knowledge on program scale, subgroup differences, and dosage levels have hindered progress.
We report the effects of the Child-Parent Center Education Program on indicators of well-being up to 25 years later for more than 1400 participants. This established, publicly funded intervention begins in preschool and provides up to 6 years of service in inner-city Chicago schools.
Relative to the comparison group receiving the usual services, program participation was independently linked to higher educational attainment, income, socioeconomic status (SES), and health insurance coverage, as well as lower rates of justice-system involvement and substance abuse.