Major Findings

Major Findings

  • Children who participated in the early intervention program had higher cognitive test scores from the toddler years to age 21.
  • Academic achievement in both reading and math was higher from the primary grades through young adulthood.
  • Intervention children completed more years of education and were more likely to attend a four-year college.
  • Intervention children were older, on average, when their first child was born.
  • The cognitive and academic benefits from this program are stronger than for most other early childhood programs.
  • Enhanced language development appears to have been instrumental in raising cognitive test scores.
  • Mothers whose children participated in the program achieved higher educational and employment status than mothers whose children were not in the program. These results were especially pronounced for teen mothers.