News Category: early childhood

Perspective from Texas: Investing in Home Visiting Programs, Not Prisons

Oct. 30, 2013

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed, Nicholas Kristof challenged the American public to reconsider our policy strategies for addressing economic inequality and crime by investing in early education and parenting prog

Early Childhood Education is Linked to Greater Success in School

May 9, 2013

Adding to the discussion about early childhood education and future outcomes is the new article "Investing in Preschool Programs" in the Journal of Economic Perspectives. In the article, Duncan and Magnuson discuss the early childhood programs that lead to the highest levels of success and why many of the early benefits fade over time.

New Jersey Finds Preschool Increases Student Achievement Success

March 29, 2013

A new report shows universal early education in New Jersey, mandated preschool starting at age three, has lasting positive effects on student achievement. In 1998, New Jersey required state-wide early childhood education beginning at age three, impacting nearly 45,000 students today.