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ERIC Number: ED499813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Poverty and Early Childhood Intervention. FPG Snapshot #42
FPG Child Development Institute
In the spring of 2006, the University of North Carolina's (UNC) Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity hosted a competitive process to support original research by UNC faculty members in the form of policy briefs. Each brief was authored by a UNC faculty member and was reviewed by an academic and a practitioner in the field that the brief addresses. This Snapshot summarizes the brief on Poverty and Early Childhood Educational Intervention. Noting that children raised in poverty: (1) Have poorer academic achievement outcomes than other children; (2) Are less likely to attend college; (3) Are more likely to become a teen parent; (4) Are more likely to smoke and use illegal drugs; and (5) Are more likely to be unemployed, efforts of Head Start, the Consortium for Longitudinal Studies, the Chicago Child-Parent Center Program, the Infant Health and Development Program, the Perry Preschool Program, and the Abecedarian Project are summarized. Findings show that intensive early childhood educational intervention made a dramatic difference in long-term outcomes for children in raised in poverty. [This FPG Snapshot was produced by the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is based on: Pungello, E. P., Campbell, F. A., & Barnett, W. S. (2006, December). Poverty and early childhood educational intervention (Policy Brief No. 1).]
FPG Child Development Institute. University of North Carolina, Publications Office, CB# 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0857; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A