Why Preschool Pays Off: A Breakthrough Study Links Early Education to Better Life Choices

Why Preschool Pays Off: A Breakthrough Study Links Early Education to Better Life Choices

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Carnegie Results revisits grantee the Brookline Early Education Project (BEEP), which existed from 1973 to 1981 and was the nation's first health and developmental program sponsored by a public school and open to children from birth to three years in adjacent urban and suburban communities. Results of a 25- year follow-up study, conducted between 1998 and 2001, show the potential of high-quality early intervention programs to level the playing field and lead to measurable improvements in participants' school performance and adult life choices saving taxpayers' money over time.
Citation: Theroux, Karen, Why Preschool Pays Off: A Breakthrough Study Links Early Education to Better Life Choices (Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2006)
Program: Education