Domestic Public Policy

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

Grant Year: 2017


Allison Atteberry, Daphna Bassok, and Vivian Wong will examine whether enrolling young children in a full-day preschool program can increase their readiness for school and lead to better school-related outcomes by the time they complete 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 progress 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

$138,952