Benefits of High Quality Child Care Persist 30 Years Later, Study Shows
Adults who participated in a high quality early childhood education program in the 1970s are still benefitting from their early experiences in a variety of ways, according to a new study, started as the " Abecedarian Project" out of UNC Chapel Hill.
For this long-running project, researchers followed participants from early childhood through adolescence and young adulthood, generating a comprehensive and rare set of longitudinal data about early care and its long term effects on education.
According to the latest study of adults at age 30, Abecedarian Project participants, who recieved quality early childcare, had significantly more years of education than others. The participants were also four times more likely to have earned college degrees; 23 percent of participants graduated from a four-year college or university compared to only 6 percent of the control group.
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