'This book has it all. The content is first rate and the authors offer a plethora of effective recommendations that will strengthen programs and practices. The authors themselves are a who’s who list of scientists with vast experience in knowing what works. The book clearly shows that good early childhood policy and effective school reform go hand in hand.'
Arne Duncan - Former Secretary, United States Department of Education
'This research reinforces why we’re taking significant strides to expand early education, which is fundamentally about giving every child in every neighborhood their best chance to succeed. Reynolds and Temple show us that these significant investments in our children will help level the playing field, further close the achievement gap, and build stronger communities for generations to come.'
Rahm Emanuel - Mayor, City of Chicago
'This volume focuses on one of the most crucial issues facing us today: how to build upon and sustain the gains from early intervention. The editors and authors are clear that we need a multi-year commitment to continuity and quality. The work presented here provides powerful justification for this comprehensive investment.'
Samuel J. Meisels - Founding Executive Director, Buffett Early Childhood Institute, University of Nebraska
'The research is ripe with insights and directives gleaned from years of investments, programming, and evaluations. This is well-timed and well-aimed as public and private investments in early childhood seek to spur an increasingly greater impact. It is an invaluable volume for practitioners, policymakers, and all those who care about increasing opportunities for young children.'
Rip Rapson - President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation
'Investing in children’s early learning is an investment in our shared future. This book provides important research and insights into how to sustain those early gains through the K-3 years and beyond. This is a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and philanthropists.'
Kate Wolford - President, McKnight Foundation