Early Care and Education

Early care and education is fundamental to the success of the United States because it allows parents to be more productive and efficient at work while providing a strong foundation for children’s school and life success. It is also central to FPG’s work. In the 1970s, one of the first and most influential FPG projects was a longitudinal, random assignment study of the effectiveness of an early care and education intervention for children raised in poverty. In addition, the most commonly used set of child care quality measures was developed by FPG investigators. FPG follows this important tradition by focusing its efforts on 21st century advances in early care and education.