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Using data from 21 Educare schools, the researchers measured the rate at which children from birth to kindergarten-age enter the school and rate at which they exit the school. Educare schools are highly resourced Early Head Start/Head Start programs targeting children at risk, especially children from low-income backgrounds. About 10% of the children have a disability. Results showed that children with a disability tended to stay in the program longer, especially when enrolled in Early Head Start.
University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
2019 Association of University Centers on Developmental Disabilities (AUCD)
Early Head Start, Head Start, children with disabilities
Early Childhood Education | Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education
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Cobo-Lewis, A., Walker, D., Yazejian, N., Jeon, S., Hong,S., Stoiber, K., Horm, D., Guerrero, G., & Bryant, D. (2019, November). Children with Disabilities Tend to Stay in a Highly-Resourced Early Head Start/Head Start Program Longer than Children Without Disabilities (PDF). Poster session presented at the 2019 Association of University Centers on Developmental Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.