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Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute: Abecedarian Project

The long-term results of the Abecedarian Project show a clear economic benefit when children at risk receive enriched early care and education. Read More

September 15, 2016  |  Posted in Research

The Power of High-Quality Early Childhood Education

In this short video of a TEDx talk at the University of North Carolina, researcher Kate Gallagher talks about the ground-breaking Abecedarian Project in which low-income children received quality early childhood education. Now, 35 years later, we continue to see how high-quality early care and education changed the life trajectories of the children who participated. Read More

June 25, 2015  |  Posted in Research

Health Benefits of Early Childhood Education Seen 30 Years Later

Quality early childhood education leads to healthy lifestyle choices that help prevent chronic disease, says Nobel prize-winning economist James Heckman. Professor Heckman released new longitudinal findings of adults who participated in the Abecedarian study as children, and says they show that quality early education have long-lasting health benefits that could lead to reduced health care spending. Read More

May 02, 2014  |  Posted in Research