Graduates of early childhood program show greater educational gains as adults
NIH-funded study observes higher attainment of college degrees.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Students who participated in an intensive childhood education program from preschool to third grade were more likely to achieve an academic degree beyond high school, compared to a similar group that received other intervention services as children, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Researchers led by Arthur Reynolds, Ph.D., at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, followed the 30-year progress of 989 children who attended the Child-Parent Centers (CPC) program in inner-city Chicago as preschoolers. Their findings appear in JAMA Pediatrics.
“This study suggests that a high-quality, early childhood intervention program, especially one that extends through third grade, can have benefits well into adult life,” said James A. Griffin, Ph.D., deputy chief of the Child Development Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). (Click here to read more...)
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Time To Act: Help Stop the Elimination of Federal Funding for Afterschool
The Ask: Reach out to your US Congressional representative TODAY and ask them to support the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program.
The Why: President Trump's proposed budget eliminates funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, the only dedicated federal funding for afterschool, before school, and summer learning. It's now up to Congress to counter the cut-or eliminate 21st CCLC thereby getting rid of programs relied on by families across the nation to keep kids safe and engaged.
If enacted, nearly two million children - and 20,000 in Indiana - would lose access to the high quality afterschool, before school, and summer learning programs they need. Last year, your outreach helped persuade Congress to protect afterschool, but we need your help again to let Congress know that these programs are vital to our state. Reach out to your Congressmen TODAY to let them know that these programs are vital to our state.
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The Message: Please support the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program, the only federal funding for afterschool, before school, and summer learning programs, in the FY19 and final FY18 budgets. If eliminated, nearly two million children - and 20,000 in Indiana - would lose access to the high quality afterschool, before school, and summer learning programs that help put them on a path to success in college, career, and life. Thank you for your service and for your leadership for the children of Indiana.
The evidence is clear: 21st Century Community Learning Centers across the country help our students reach their full potential.
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Visclosky, Peter (D-1)
Merrillville (219) 795-1844
Walorski, Jackie (R-2)
Mishawaka (574) 204-2645
Rochester (574) 223-4373
Banks, Jim (R-3)
Fort Wayne 260-702-4750
Rokita, Todd (R-4)
Brooks, Susan W. (R-5)
Messer, Luke (R-6)
Carson, André (D-7)
Bucshon, Larry (R-8)
Terre Haute 812-232-0523
Hollingsworth, Trey (R-9)
Donnelly, Joe (D - IN)
720 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
DC (202) 224-4814
Evansville (812) 425-5813
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Hammond (219) 852-0089
Indianapolis (317) 226-5555
Jeffersonville (812) 284-2027
South Bend (574) 288-2780
Young, Todd (R - IN)
400 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
DC (202) 224-5623
New Albany (812) 542-4820
Indianapolis (317) 226-6700
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Vision: Indiana is a place where all K-12 youth have access to high quality learning opportunities beyond the school day that prepare them for success in school, college, careers, and life.
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