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McKenzie Sarah C., Jordan Emily, Wood Camie, 20 January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) program provides low-income and at-risk Arkansas students with tuition-free pre-K opportunities in school districts across the state. The current analysis describes the 3rd and 5th grade outcomes of students who…
Argue Sarah, Holland Greg O., May, 2020
Reports & Papers
In Act 49 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003, the Arkansas State Legislature expanded the Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) prekindergarten program and provided explicit instruction to target school districts in which at least 75 percent of…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Lee Kenneth T.H., Whitaker Anamarie A., Pierce Kim M., January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Effects associated with early child care and out-of-school time (OST) during middle childhood were examined in a large sample of U.S. adolescents (N = 958). Both higher quality early child care AND more epochs of organized activities (afterschool…
Argue Sarah, Holland Greg O., 2019
Reports & Papers

In Act 49 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003, the Arkansas State Legislature expanded the Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) prekindergarten program and provided explicit instruction to target school districts in which at least 75 percent of…

Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,307) were used to estimate the additive and multiplicative benefits of high-quality child care between birth to 54 months…
Argue Sarah, Holland Greg O., 2018
Reports & Papers

In Act 49 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003, the Arkansas State Legislature expanded the Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) prekindergarten program and provided explicit instruction to target school districts in which at least 75 percent of…

Argue Sarah, Holland Greg O., May, 2017
Reports & Papers
The results of the longitudinal study are promising for the Arkansas Better Chance program. Overall, ABC students perform better on state assessments than children who did not attend ABC PreK. An important note for analysis of these results is the…
United States. Government Accountability Office, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Education's 21st Century program--funded about $1 billion annually since 2002--supports a broad array of activities outside the school day to improve student outcomes in high-poverty or low-performing K-12 schools. A statement accompanying the…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Burchinal Margaret, Pierce Kim M., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Relations between early child care and adolescent functioning at the end of high school (EOHS; [mean] age = 18.3 years) were examined in a prospective longitudinal study of 1,214 children. Controlling for extensive measures of family background,…
United States. Department of Education. Office for Civil Rights, 21 March, 2014
Reports & Papers
A child's early education, including preschool and elementary school, sets the foundation for his or her future success. The 2011-12 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) collected early-childhood-education-related data such as preschool access and…
Sabol Terri J., August, 2011
Reports & Papers
The present dissertation takes a multi-systemic approach to examining early childhood education, focusing on the child, classroom, and policy features in early childhood education settings that have the strongest potential to prepare children for…
Dupere Veronique, Leventhal Tama, Crosnoe Robert, Dion Eric, September 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationships between neighborhood socioeconomic advantage, home, child care, and school quality, and children's reading and vocabulary achievement trajectories between ages of 54 months and 15 years, based on a sample of 1,364…
Crosnoe Robert, Leventhal Tama, Wirth R. J., Pierce Kim M., Pianta Robert C., NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, May/June 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between both math and reading achievement and growth and both family socioeconomic status and environmental stimulation at home, in preschool, in child care, and in 1st-grade classrooms, from a secondary analysis of data…
Afterschool Alliance, October, 2009
Reports & Papers
A 2009 update of and comparison to a 2004 study of the after school child care arrangements of kindergarten through grade 12 students, based on a survey of nearly 30,000 households
Williams Shannon, 2007
Reports & Papers
A study of patterns of children's school readiness, the relationship of children's early child care experiences to their school readiness and success, the relationship of children's school readiness to their school success, and the role of family…