Long-term Effects of the North Carolina More at Four Pre-kindergarten Program: Children’s Reading and Math Skills at Third Grade

Source: Ellen S. Peisner-Feinberg, FPG Child Development Institute, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010

From the key findings:
These findings suggest that for poor children (those who qualified for free or reduced-price lunch), participating in the More at Four Program during pre-k had longer-term benefits in terms of math and reading skills at the end of third grade. These findings were consistent across all EOG outcomes, indicating a broad positive effect of participation in the More at Four Program. These findings are of note, given that poor children represent the majority (90%) served by the More at Four Program.

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