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ERIC Number: ED503026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Do Early Childhood Programs Have Lasting Effects on Children? Evaluation Science Brief
National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation
"Evaluation Science Briefs" summarize the findings and implications of a recent study evaluating the effects of an early childhood program or environment. This Brief evaluates the study "Early Intervention in Low Birthweight Premature Infants: Results at 18 Years of Age for the Infant Health and Development Program (IHDP)" (M.C. McCormick, J. Brooks-Gunn, S.L. Buka, et al.). The study demonstrates that long-term cognitive and behavioral impacts from an infant-toddler program are possible. It illustrates that positive impacts of an early childhood education program for low-birthweight infants and toddlers can be sustained until young adulthood. The study also illustrates positive, long-term effects are possible when an infant-toddler intervention is implemented in multiple sites, an important finding given that it is sometimes difficult to successfully implement demonstration projects across multiple and diverse communities.
National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation. Available from: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. 50 Church Street 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: 617-496-0578; Fax: 617-496-1229; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A