Preschool education can be very effective, but the details matter

In her research, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Professor of Child Development and Education at Columbia University, examines how well preschool education programs work and what can be done to make them better. Among the most important factors for success are a curriculum, teacher training and continuous feedback for teachers in the classroom. She has also found that effects are bigger for more disadvantaged children.

In this video statement, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn refers to a special edition of “The Future of Children,” which she co-authored. It was published in the fall of 2016 under the title “Starting Early – Education from Prekindergarten to Third Grade”.