Child Development & School Readiness

High-quality preschool settings help children build important social and academic knowledge in a safe and comfortable environment. Children who attend a quality preschool enter Kindergarten with better reading, math, and language skills, compared to children who do not attend preschool.

The studies conducted by Child360’s Research & Evaluation team demonstrate that children who attend quality early learning programs are well prepared to enter Kindergarten, and go on to succeed in elementary school and beyond.

Academic and Social Outcomes for LAUP’s Inaugural Cohort
• Brief

Effects of High Quality Preschool on Early Literacy and Mathematics Skills – A Regression-Discontinuity Approach
Full Report

Health and Wellness Project: Obesity Prevention in Preschool
Brief: Summary of Findings
Full Report

Longitudinal Outcomes of LAUP Alumni
• Brief: Summary of Findings

The Positive Effect of Early Education
• Brief

Preschool Attendance in Supervisorial District 2 of Los Angeles County
Full Report

Preschool to Kindergarten Connections
Full Report: Pilot Study

RENEW Los Angeles County Evaluation
Brief: Summary of Findings, FY 2011-12
Full Report

The Successful Kids in Pre-K Project (SKIPP Study)
Brief: Summary of Findings
Full Report: Phase II
Full Report: Phase III

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Thanks to LAUP, Sasha was well prepared to excel in school when she began kindergarten. Sasha is now in the 4th grade, enrolled in the Gifted and Talented Program (GATE), has straight A's and is thriving. Thank you LAUP for giving my daughter a head start in school… and in life.
Juanita Padilla - Former LAUP Parent