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ERIC Number: ED556248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education: Pathways to Better Health. Preschool Policy Brief Issue 25
Friedman-Krauss, Allison; Barnett, W. Steven
National Institute for Early Education Research
The potential health benefits of early childhood education programs are quite large, especially for children living in poverty. In this report, authors Allison Friedman-Krauss and Steve Barnett set out the evidence regarding the short and long term health benefits to children from early childhood education programs, identify the features of high-quality programs that can produce these benefits, and offer recommendations to improve the contributions of such programs to health.
National Institute for Early Education Research. Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 73 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Tel: 848-932-4350; Fax: 732-932-4360; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts
Authoring Institution: National Institute for Early Education Research