Researchers examined findings from previous studies regarding the quality, dosage, and threshold of child care and early childhood settings to identify the most promising areas to pursue further.
Low-income children in high quality child care and early childhood settings, had reductions in behavior problems proportionate to increases in the number of hours in the particular setting. An increase in the frequency that young children spent in high quality care settings correlated with a decrease in the achievement gap associated with the income-to-needs ratio of the children's family.
Report Title: Quality, Dosage, Thresholds and Features in Early Childhood Settings: A Review Of The Literature http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/cc/q_dot/quality_review.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, 202-690-7885
Performer: Mathematica Policy Research
Record ID: 9768 (Report completed August 15, 2010)