Families, Parks and Recreation
Mayor's Children and Education Initiative
What the research says about early childhood
Children's Readiness for School, a report by the Southern
Regional Education Board.
The Benefits of Pre-School for High School and Beyond, a
report by the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Lifetime Effects: The High/Scope Perry Preschool Project
The National Association for the
Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation's largest and
perhaps most influential organization of early childhood educators
and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for
children from birth through third grade.
Click here to see the
latest research on early childhood education posted on their
Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3,” by Betty
Hart and Todd R. Risley
“Child Care Subsidies Promote Mothers’
Employment and Children’s Development,” By Colleen Henry, Misha
Werschkul, and Manita C. Rao, Institute for Women’s Policy
Research October 2003
"Early Childhood Development: Economic
Development with a High Public Return,” by Art Rolnick and Rob
Grunewald, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
“Preschool for All: Investing in a
Just and Productive Society,” Committee for Economic
Check out the “Pathways Mapping
Initiative,” a website that holds a wealth of information about
how to increase the number of children who are ready for school.