The Perry Project

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Over 50 years ago, The Perry Preschool Project changed how Early Child Education was seen. The study lasted from 1962-1967, involving children ages 3-4 years, but participants remained involved in ongoing longitudinal research considering their education, employment, criminal activity, substance use, and IQ. In the graph above, the dark green represents those who attended preschool and were exposed to rich learning experiences in early childhood. The light green represents those involved in the study who did not participate in preschool. These statistics speak to the importance of high quality opportunities and education beginning in the formative preschool years-particularly with children’s social and emotional development. This study is prevalent to this page as we consider the urgency and importance of Early Child Development and Education. Early Childhood is the period in which expression of emotion and self regulation is crucial and foundational. Among the many benefits, preschool provides children with opportunities to problem solve, express emotions in healthy ways, and collaborate with teachers and classmates through authentic and meaningful connections. •Graph retrieved from: Kathryn Cararelli, Researchgate •Perry Preschool Project, highscope.org #tinyfriendsBIGFeelings #earlychildhoodeducation #childdevelopment #perrypreschoolproject #preschoolteacher #preschoolmentalhealthandwellbeing #socialemotionaldevelopment #thepowerofpreschool #themoreyouknow🌈

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