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Document Number: 9850

The APPLES Blossom: Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study Preliminary Results Through 2nd Grade - The National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) multi-year evaluation of state pre-k in New Jersey shows that children attended high-quality pre-k retained an advantage through second grade in math, comprehension and vocabulary skills. According to the study, when compared to children who had no pre-k experience, participants with one year of early education were about 30 percent less likely to be retained and those with two years were 50 percent less likely. (National Institute for Early Education Research, June 2009)...

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