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ERIC Number: ED544018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Comparing Universal and Targeted Pre-Kindergarten Programs. Research Brief
Dotterer, Aryn M.; Burchinal, Margaret; Bryant, Donna; Early, Diane; Pianta, Robert C.
National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education
This study compared universal (available to all children) and targeted (offered only to children with specific risk factors) Pre-Kindergarten programs. Results showed that two aspects of structural quality (e.g., hours per day and teacher education) were higher in universal programs, but process quality (e.g., child interactions and feedback) was higher in targeted programs. Children's achievement was not different across programs. [This research brief is based on the following published study: Dotterer, A. M., Burchinal, M., Bryant, D., Early, D., & Pianta, R. (2013). Universal and targeted pre-kindergarten programmes: a comparison of classroom characteristics and child outcomes. "Early Child Development and Care."]
National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education. 350 Old Ivy Way Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Tel: 866-301-8278; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (NCRECE)
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A060021