Arizona State University professor Eugene E. Garcia and colleague Delis Cuellar answer this question in an article in the online journal Teachers College Record.
This study follows the children who participated in the High/Scope Perry preschool program, analyzing the costs and benefits of the program.
This article discusses the effects of preschool education programs on disadvantaged children's movement up the ladder.
This paper discusses the costs and benefits related to implementing early childhood education programs, including the effects on children's learning and development
This article explores how early childhood educators can use story-telling as a culturally sensitive, age-appropriate learning tool to promote young children's school readiness.
This report demonstrates how low wages for preschool teachers impact the overall quality of child care.
This article explores two issues facing the move to increase the credentials of the current early care and education workforce.
The authors develop an updated cost-benefit ratio for the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program.
This article reports on a study examining the impact of a system of pressure and support to motivate preschool teachers toward obtaining a teaching credential by a set deadline.
This article provides an overview of research on the federal Head Start program and its lasting benefits.
This paper describes efforts by individual states to improve preschool education teachers' qualifications and training.