Domestic Public Policy

More at Four? Experimental Evidence on Medium-Term Impacts of Full-Day Preschool

Grant Year: 2018


Allison Atteberry, Daphna Bassok, and Vivian Wong will examine whether enrolling young children in a full-day preschool program can increase their school readiness and lead to better academic outcomes through third grade. They will work with officials in the Westminster, Colorado, school district to institute a lottery to award slots in the district’s new full-day preschool for four-year-old children. Those students will be tracked as they advance to third grade and evaluated on their progress on reading and math assessments, attendance, grade retention, and special needs diagnosis. The project’s findings will appear in a report and a series of papers.

University of Colorado at Boulder Domestic Public Policy

$100,000