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abecedary +‎ -an (Wiktionary)

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  • An important study about an old program called Abecedarian, in which children from low-income families, almost all of them black, received full-time educational child care from infancy through age 5, said kids were three times more likely to go to college.

    Remarks of Senator Barack Obama to the National Conference of Black Mayors

  • These three early childhood programs -- the HighScope Perry Preschool Project, the Abecedarian Project, and the Chicago Child-Parent Centers -- were launched respectively in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

    Ellen Galinsky: Ask the Students: Their Wise Wishes for Improving Education

  • The difference being that when Perry was operated there was no preschool for the control group and when the Abecedarian project came along later, children who didn't get admitted had other preschool options.

    Gerald Bracey: On Education, Obama Blows It, Part II

  • A figure given for the Perry Preschool Project from the 60's was $7 and from the Abecedarian project, $4.

    Gerald Bracey: On Education, Obama Blows It, Part II

  • The conclusions are important, researchers say, because the federally funded Abecedarian Project is the longest and most carefully controlled study of the effects of early care.

    A Boost For Day Care

  • "" You want to say that it is never too late, '' says Joseph Sparling, who designed the Abecedarian curriculum.

    Your Child's Brain

  • In a recent paper, Ramey and Frances Campbell of the University of North Carolina report that children enrolled in Abecedarian as preschoolers still scored higher in math and reading at the age of 15 than untreated children.

    Your Child's Brain

  • LOTHIAN: Following up 21 years later, the average IQ gains of the Abecedarian kids were modest, but their average reading and math scores were almost two years ahead of similar kids who did not have the enriched daycare.

    CNN Transcript Oct 29, 2005

  • The Abecedarian Project spent nearly twice as much as Head Start.

    CNN Transcript Oct 29, 2005

  • We don't want to get too excited with these statistics, or those of the equally studied Abecedarian Project in North Carolina.

    The Seattle Times

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