Pre-K Benefits: The Facts on Fade-out

Publication March 20152 pages

As policymakers adopt policies for pre-K programs, they want to know that the programs are effective. Do the gains last? Here’s what we know.

Pre-K yields short-term and long-term academic gains. Pre-K also yields substantial nonacademic benefits. New research is clear: Quality matters. Two-page handout includes definitions and examples of state-funded programs that have used evidence-based elements of quality and shown sustained academic growth.