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Childhood Programs and Practices in the First Decade of Life : A Human Capital Integration - Arthur J. Reynolds

Childhood Programs and Practices in the First Decade of Life

A Human Capital Integration

By: Arthur J. Reynolds (Editor), Arthur J. Rolnick (Editor), Michelle M. Englund (Editor), Judy A. Temple (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 2010
ISBN: 9780521198462
Number Of Pages: 542

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Childhood Programs and Practices in the First Decade of Life presents research findings on the effects of early childhood programs and practices in the first decade of life and their implications for policy development and reform. Leading scholars in the multidisciplinary field of human development and in early childhood learning discuss the effects and cost-effectiveness of the most influential model, state, and federally funded programs, policies, and practices. These include Head Start, Early Head Start, the WIC nutrition program, Nurse Family Partnership, and Perry Preschool as well as school reform strategies. This volume provides a unique multidisciplinary approach to understanding and improving interventions, practices, and policies to optimally foster human capital over the life course.

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"This volume is the encyclopedia of early childhood education and development. It's all here - the basic research, the programs, the evaluations, the human capital framework, the benefit-cost studies, and the best researchers, theorists, and policy analysts. It would be impossible to put more information, theories, insights, and good writing about early childhood between two covers. Both students and experts will find a lot to like in this comprehensive and nicely organized volume." - Ron Haskins, The Brookings Institution
"This volume presents a clear, evidence-based challenge to those who claim that programs to enhance opportunities for low-income children are ineffective. Not only are well-implemented programs proven to be cost effective, they also improve the prospects of all children. Thus, the nation benefits from the ripple effects of early human capital investments, both in the short- and long-term." - Ruby Takanishi, Foundation for Child Development
"....Childhood Programs and Practices in the First Decade of Life: A Human Capital Integration brings the reader very close to the concrete reality of the academic, practical, political, social, and economic challenges that face people who are working in the field. The book is interdisciplinary in nature and seeks to develop a life-span and ecological systems perspective on childhood program investment that focuses not only on the efficacy of programs but also on the continuity of program provision throughout child development, as well as the long-term cost-effectiveness of programs into adulthood.... The book is a truly informative, challenging, and inspiring read for anyone interested in the design of our children's future...." -Michael Hogan, PsycCRITIQUES

Remarks: the essential role of youth development
Early childhood development and human capital
Prenatal and Infant Programs:
WIC turns 35: program effectiveness and future directions
The nurse-family partnership: from trials to practice
Carolina Abecedarian Project Frances A. Campbell
Early Head Start impacts at age 3 and a description of the age 5 follow-up study
Preschool Education:
Project Head Start: quality and links to child outcomes
How to take the HighScope Perry Preschool to scale
Impacts and implications of the Child-Parent Center Preschool
Small miracles in Tulsa: the effects of universal pre-k on cognitive development
Lessons from the evaluation of the Great Start Readiness Program: a longitudinal evaluation
Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study (APPLES) year one findings
Remarks: are we promising too much for preschool education programs?
Kindergarten and Early School Age Services:
School readiness and the reading achievement gap: can full-day kindergarten level the playing field?
Small classes in the early grades: one policy, multiple outcomes
Opportunity in early education: improving teacher-child interactions and child outcomes
Economic Syntheses of Early Childhood Investments: Remarks at the Early Childhood Research Collaborative Conference
The cost effectiveness of public investment in high-quality prekindergarten: a state level synthesis
The fiscal returns to public educational investments in African American males
A new cost-benefit and rate of return analysis for the Perry Preschool Program: a summary
Investing in our young people
Paths of effects of preschool participation to educational attainment at age 20: a study of the Child-Parent Centers, High/Scope Perry Preschool, and Abecedarian Project
Appendix: question and answer sessions
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ISBN: 9780521198462
ISBN-10: 0521198461
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 542
Published: 31st August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.0  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.84