This paper presents an updated cost-benefit analysis of the High/Scope Perry preschool Program, using data on individuals aged 40.Children were randomly assigned to a treatment or control group.This call is driven by research findings that increasingly emphasize the importance of laying a strong foundation in early childhood and that show that a range of early interventions can successfully put children on the path toward positive development, preventing poor outcomes in adulthood.
Your access to the NCBI website at gov has been temporarily blocked due to a possible misuse/abuse situation involving your site.A few examples highlight how predictions of human capital theory are consistent with patterns documented in the program evaluation literature: Human capital theory implies that “investments” in the productive capacities of individuals can improve individual outcomes and that these investments might produce the greatest payoffs when made early in individuals' lives.Modern ECCE research began with the birth of the U. Head Start program in the 1960s; however, policy makers and the public paid little attention to it until several studies that had random assignment or wide representativeness received wide but targeted dissemination to them.Today, it is estimated that one-fifth of Head Start programs use the High Scope Curriculum in their preschool classrooms. High Scope has conducted research for many years on the effectiveness of Head Start and on how to further enhance the program through professional development activities. Presentation at the United Way Success by 6 Conference: "Engaging Leaders: Building Bright Futures for Young Children," Charlotte, NC.