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How a school-based early-learning program boosted later college attendance

from Education Week

Preschool may be be good at offering short-term academic gains for kids, but a program that provided services starting at preschool through third grade showed benefits for children that boosted their college attendance rates years later, according to a new study. Researchers examined the life outcomes of nearly 1,000 children who attended the Chicago Child-Parent Centers as preschoolers in the early 1980s. On average, children who attended the program completed more years of education than a control group of children. And those effects were amplified the longer that they remained in the program. more


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