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ERIC Number: ED555729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Facts about Fadeout: The Research Base on Long-Term Impacts of High Quality Pre-K. CEELO FastFact
Barnett, Steve; Carolan, Megan E.
Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
As the public profile of early childhood education has increased, state education agency staff, policymakers, and researchers are interested in understanding the lasting impacts of quality pre-K. Particularly for states beginning an investment in early childhood education or expanding access to an existing program, it is important to examine the research base for what type and the intensity of impacts policymakers can expect to see in subsequent years of schooling for children who participated in prekindergarten. It is also important to identify the factors that contribute to children experiencing high-quality prekindergarten and to understand what is known about how likely it is that these effects are expected to lead to lasting positive outcomes. To address these needs, the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) staff reviewed relevant recent studies on a variety of pre-K programs, including Head Start and state-funded pre-K programs. In this "FastFact," CEELO staff describe their findings and provide recommendations for state education agency staff, policymakers, and researchers on this topic.
Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes. Available from: National Institute for Early Education Research. Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 73 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Tel: 877-982-3356; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)
Grant or Contract Numbers: S283B120054