Summaries and Stories

The Abecedarian Project was cited last year in expert testimony from Diana Mendley Rauner, president of Ounce of Prevention Fund, at a budget hearing for the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations. You can watch it here.

PBS has released the much-anticipated documentary The Raising of America, which notes the compelling evidence from the Abecedarian Project for the power of high-quality early education and care.

In addition to books, chapters, journal articles, and other research publications, FPG also has produced and archived many other resources about the Abecedarian Project for broader audiences and the media, including these videos, news stories, briefs, and research summaries.

The TED Talk They Keep Talking About: The Power of High-Quality Early Ed (2015)
Video, text, and graphics from Kathleen Gallagher's TED talk on Abecedarian and more

FPG's Abecedarian Project and Perry Preschool Project Bring Better Health Decades Later (2015)
FPG News story on James Heckman and colleagues' NBER report

Ask the Expert--Quality Early Learning Radio Show (2015)
Radio interview with Pamela J. Winton on Abecedarian and a range of other topics

High-Quality Early Education and Its Health Benefits 30 Years Later (2015)
Article from FPG's Early Developments, volume 16, number 1

High-Quality Early Education and Care Bring Health Benefits 30 Years Later (2014)
FPG News Story

Abecedarian International (2014)
Article from FPG's Early Developments, volume 15, number 1 (p.12)

High-Quality Early Education and Care Bring Better Health 30 Years Later:
Major Findings from FPG’s Abecedarian Project Reveal New and Significant Lifetime Benefits
(2014)
Article from Stories from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (p.2)

FPG's Abecedarian Project Celebrates 42nd Anniversary (2014)
FPG News story

Craig Ramey: On Abecedarian (2012)
Video for Community Voices

The Abecedarian Project: High-Quality Early Child Care Has Long-Lasting Effects (2012)
FPG Snapshot #66: Research Summary of Age 30 Follow-Up Data

New Book Provides Inside Story of Abecedarian Project 2012
FPG News Brief

Special Issue of Science Looks at Long-Term Value of Early Education (2011)
FPG News Brief

The Abecedarian Project (2010)
Video of Joeseph Sparling and Craig Ramey from a National Geographic feature

Brilliant Brain (2008)
Video clip from the National Geographic Documentary

Can Child Care Impact Risk for Depression? (2007)
FPG Snapshot #46: Research Summary of Age 21 Follow-Up Data

Poverty and Early Childhood Intervention (2007)
FPG Snapshot #42: Research Summary of Policy Brief for the UNC Law School’s Center on Poverty, Work, & Opportunity

Poverty and Early Childhood Education Intervention (2006)
Policy Brief for the UNC Law School’s Center on Poverty, Work, & Opportunity (summarized in FPG Snapshot #42)

How FPG Got It’s Groove: The Abecedarian Story (2006)
Article in FPG's Early Developments, volume 10, number 1

Early Learning, Later Success: The Abecedarian Study (1999)
FPG's Highlights of the Age 21 Follow-up Study.

The Carolina Abecedarian Project (1974)
FPG booklet describing major features of the FPG research project