Early Childhood Education

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The years before a child begins school are critical in setting the stage for future learning: Adequate preparation for kindergarten is instrumental in determining later success in school. RAND research has informed the debate on balancing the costs and benefits of preschool and early childhood education in the United States and Europe.

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    Diverting Children from a Life of Crime: What Are the Costs and Benefits?

    Much less attention has been paid to diverting youths who have not yet committed crimes from doing so.

    Jan 1, 1996

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    Examining the Effects of Accreditation on Military Child Development Center Operations and Outcomes

    Explores the implementation of one provision of the Military Child Care Act of 1989.

    Jan 1, 1994

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    Improving the Delivery of Military Child Care: An Analysis of Current Operations and New Approaches

    This study was undertaken to identify ways to improve the delivery of Child Development Services on military installations.

    Jan 1, 1992

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    Elena Rosa Brown

    Research Leader
    Education M.Ed. in psychology and education, University of Cambridge; P.G.C.E. in primary, University of Cambridge; B.Sci. (Hons) in natural sciences, Durham University

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    Jill S. Cannon

    Senior Policy Researcher; Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in public administration, University of Southern California; M.P.P. in public policy, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in political science, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Sashka Dimova

    Senior Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Aarhus University; M.A. in economics, Central European University; M.A. in economics, University of Vienna

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    Christopher Joseph Doss

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in economics of education, Stanford University; M.A. in economics, Stanford University; M.Ed. in teaching at the secondary level, Harvard University; B.S. in chemistry, Brown University

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    Ingrid Estrada-Darley

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S.W., University of Southern California; B.S. in psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Susannah Faxon-Mills

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education B.A. in community studies, University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A. in education policy, Stanford University

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    Celia J. Gomez

    Codirector, Center for Qualitative and Mixed Methods; Associate Policy Researcher; Faculty Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ed.D. in human development and education, Harvard University; Ed.M. in prevention science and practice, Harvard University; B.A. in psychology and African American studies, Yale University

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    Amelia Harshfield

    Analyst
    Education M.P.H., Imperial College London; B.Sc. (Hons) in physiological sciences, Newcastle University

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    Lynn Hu

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in international education policy analysis, Stanford University; B.A. in economics, Middlebury College

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    Erin-Elizabeth Johnson

    Managing Editor, Publishing
    Education B.A. in comparative literature, Yale University; M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University

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    Lynn A. Karoly

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in economics, Yale University; B.A. in economics, Claremont McKenna College

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    M. Rebecca Kilburn

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Chicago; M.A. in economics, University of Chicago; B.A. in economics, Kenyon College

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    Jennifer T. Leschitz

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in psychology (developmental), University of Florida

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    Italo Lopez Garcia

    Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University College London; M.Sc. in economics, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona; B.Sc. in industrial engineering, Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile

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    Sophie Meyers

    Research Assistant
    Education B.A. in mathematics, Bowdoin College

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    Evan D. Peet

    Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Duke University; M.A. in economics, Duke University; B.A. in economics, math, statistics, Brigham Young University

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    Heather L. Schwartz

    Director, Pre-K to 12 Educational Systems Program; Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in education policy, Columbia University; B.A. in English, Swarthmore College

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