We believe that a highly literate community is the key to everyone’s quality of life, economic self-sufficiency, and family stability.
Early Childhood Research
Looking for evidence that early childhood literacy is important? We've selected some of the best historical research as well as the most current studies confirming the importance of literacy in early childhood. Click on the title of the document to bring up the document.
High Scope-Perry Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Early Childhood Programs
This document offers a summary of the High Scope / Perry research project, which examines the long term impact of early childhood education by tracking individuals on different social and economic variables (education obtained, criminal activity, etc.) through their 40th birthday.
From Neurons to Neighborhoods
Summary document of the impact of early childhood experiences on the neurological (brain) development of young children.
A high-level summary document geared towards programs and funders that describe the impact of early childhood literacy interventions, and describe ways organizations can improve early childhood literacy.