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While recent research in cognitive development suggests that the period from birth to age 3 provides a unique opportunity for interventions to change the life-course of children, there is great disagreement regarding the best means of allocating public funds toward early childhood intervention. Further, there is little research into the long-term effects of early education programs for disadvantaged children. This report summarizes the remarks of three nationally recognized scholars discussing these and other topics at a Congressional Research Briefing "Early Childhood Intervention Programs: What Are the Costs and Benefits?" Jeanne Brooks-Gunn's remarks explain the structure of early childhood programs and the nature of their short-term impacts on child development, and provide an assessment of early childhood at the optimal point of intervention. Janet Currie's remarks focus on the long-term impacts of early interventions, such as academic attainments as well as program costs and benefits. Douglas Besharov's remarks examine the research literature and offer policy alternatives to Head Start programs. (KB)

Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Early Intervention, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy











Author: Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Currie, Janet; Besharov, Douglas J.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9805&id=ED446865







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