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Report: How FPG Got It’s Groove: The Abecedarian Story

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EQUITY, outcomes, EDUCATION, early childhood

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PRACTITIONER:group practice and professiona learning

Authors

Pam Winton, Virginia Buyss, Catherine Hamrick

Published

2006, 10/5/2009

Publisher

FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Abstract

The Abecedarian project was a carefully controlled scientific study of the potential benefits of early childhood education for poor children. Children from low-income families received full-time, high-quality educational intervention in a childcare setting from infancy through age 5. Each child had an individualized prescription of educational activities. Educational activities consisted of ‘games’ incorporated into the child's day. Activities focused on social, emotional, and cognitive areas of development but gave particular emphasis to language.

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