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Early-Childhood Education

By Linda Jacobson — February 28, 2006 1 min read
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“The Economic Benefits of High-Quality Early Childhood Programs: What Makes the Difference?” is available from the Committee for Economic Development.

Well-trained teachers, small class sizes, support for parents, and a “bridge” into the elementary grades are common characteristics found in some of the nation’s most successful early-childhood-education programs, concludes a report.

The report—released by the New York City-based Committee for Economic Development—identifies the key features needed to design a “high quality” early-childhood-education program. Its conclusions are based on the work done by the High/ Scope Perry Preschool program, the Carolina Abecedarian Project, and the Chicago Child-Parent Centers.

A version of this article appeared in the March 01, 2006 edition of Education Week

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