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ECE Resources & Studies

Harvard Brain Science

What Is Early Childhood Development? A Guide to the Science

Harvard Brain Science

The Science of Brain Development

The science of early brain development can inform investments in early childhood. These basic concepts, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.

Heckman Perry Preschool: Integrational Effects – (See PDF)

Early Childhood Education strengthens families and can break the cycle of poverty

Heckman – The Heckman Equation – (See PDF)

Invest in early childhood development: Reduce deficits, strengthen the economy.

State of Texas Children

The Road to a Brighter Future

This report examines the role of policy in shaping child well-being, and how policy can raise the bar for all kids while closing the gaps in child well-being by race, ethnicity, gender, and family income.