Evaluating Early Care and Education Programs: A Review of Research Methods and Findings

  • June 19, 2006
  • By Carol Horton

This report presents a detailed review of the most notable recent or ongoing research studies that examine the relationship between early care and education (ECE) program participation and child development.

These research projects include both ECE program evaluations and other longitudinal studies that assess how participation in these programs affects children's lives. Although not strictly program evaluations per se, these studies are included because of their high quality and prominence in the early childhood field.