Preschool Children

Featured

Early education helps prepare preschoolers for kindergarten — developmentally, academically, and socially — and also is associated with lasting positive outcomes. RAND research related to preschool children includes studies on early childhood development, effective preschool programs, child care quality, and the costs and benefits of investing in preschool education.

  • http://www.gettyimages.com/license/520542870, photo by FatCamera/Getty Images

    Multimedia

    Informing Investments in High-Quality Preschool

    May 5, 2017

    In this congressional briefing, RAND senior economist, Lynn Karoly, presents findings from her research, which compiles the most reliable evidence concerning the short- and long-run effects of high-quality preschool programs for participating children and the associated costs, benefits, and economic returns.

  • Preschool children laughing, photo by FatCamera/Getty Images

    Report

    Delaware Stars for Early Success: Final Report

    Nov 7, 2016

    Based on findings from an evaluation of Delaware's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early care and education programs, RAND provided recommendations for state decisionmakers, including considering further refinements to the rating structure, strengthening quality improvement supports, and enhancing administrative data systems.

Explore Preschool Children

Research conducted by