Evidence Base of Early Childhood Intervention

Website links with key resources about the research and evidence base that supports early childhood intervention.

The Center on Children and Families (CCF) at the Brookings Institution

The Center on Children and Families (CCF) at the Brookings Institution recently just released and made available for download a new research paper that reports well-evaluated targeted interventions could close over 70 percent of the gap between more-and less-advantaged youths, helping more children end up in the middle class by middle age. The authors modeled HIPPY as the parent education program, and then added a high quality preschool experience and 2 programs in middle childhood (Social Emotional Learning, and Success for All) and one in adolescence (Talent Development).

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RAND Research

RAND research provides information about the costs and benefits of preschool and early childhood education. For more information Click Here.

What Works Clearinghouse

What Works Clearinghouse: Reviews the research on the different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. This site provides information on results from high-quality research to answer the question of what works in education. The stated goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. For more information, please Click Here.

Connecting Home and Educational Play: Interventions that Support Children’s Learning

This chapter by Maria Evangelou and Mary Wild in the SAGE Handbook of Play and Learning in Early Childhood, focuses on examining historical, current and future research issues in play and learning scholarship. The handbook is organized into three sections which consider: theoretical and philosophical perspectives on play and learning play in pedagogy, curriculum and assessment and play contexts.

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Additional Resources

Other organizations with research recommendations and recommendations on early childhood practice and policy include:


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