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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Study confirms benefits of preschooling for disadvantaged children

Posted: February 28, 2012

A new study which examines the effect of preschooling on a child's performance in grade school has been published in Psychological Science. In a study involving over 1,000 identical and fraternal twins. Dr. Elliot Tucker-Drob found that children from disadvantaged backgrounds who attend preschool do better in grade school than those who do not. It made no difference, however, for children from more privileged backgrounds. more >Read full study (PDF)

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