Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education

Presents scientific evidence on why early skills matter, specifically focusing on the positive impacts of quality public preschool education in four-year-olds. The report discusses topics including the importance of supportive teacher-child relationships; effective use of preschool curricula, coaching and mentoring for teachers; the benefits of preschool education to both middle-class and disadvantaged children; socio-emotional and academic skill development; and the proven long-term benefits.

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Society for Research in Child Development & Foundation for Child Development

American Institutes for Research

U.S. Department of Education

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