In this essay, Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, at Yale University, proposes that a better, research-based use of Title I funds would be to build on the benefits of quality Prekindergarten by focusing Title I funds on the early elementary grades.
He recommends that the Obama administration use the Chicago Child-Parent Centers as a guide for a new Title I program that would serve children from Kindergarten through Third Grade, building on effective PreK programs (PreK-3rd).
This essay also appears in the February 4, 2009 issue of Education Week.
- Effects of a School-Based, Early Childhood Intervention on Adult Health and Well-being: A 19-Year Follow-up of Low-Income Families (Reynolds, et. al. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Vol. 161, No. 8, August 2007)
- Effects of a Preschool and School-Age Intervention on Adult Health and Well Being: Evidence from the Chicago Longitudinal Study
- PK-3 Education: Programs and Practices that Work in Children’s First Decade