By: Taryn Morrissey, Lindsey Hutchison and Kimberly Burgess
This ASPE Research Brief presents a summary of what is known about the impacts of high-quality public early care and education programs on childrenтАЩs development. The brief summarizes the evidence on short- and long-term outcomes for children, which groups of children benefit from program participation, and the key features of high-quality programs. The content originated at research meetings convened by Deborah Phillips at the Foundation for Child Development and Georgetown University. The brief was prepared by ASPEтАЩs Taryn Morrissey, Lindsey Hutchison, and Kimberly Burgess, with substantial input from David Deming and William Gormley.