Center-based care for infants and toddlers: The aeioTU randomized trial
Milagros Nores, National Institute for Early Education Research, Graduate School of Education, United States ; Raquel Bernal, W. Steven Barnett, Economics Department and Centro de Estudios sobre Desarrollo Económico, Colombia
Economics of Education Review Volume 72, Number 1, ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Little is known about the effectiveness of center-based high quality educational programs for infants and toddlers, especially in low- and middle-income countries. This paper reports effects from a randomized trial of a high-quality center-based early intervention on infants and toddlers in two communities in northern Colombia. Just eight months into the program results indicate large positive effects on language, cognitive development and overall development, with girls benefitting the most. No effects were found on nutritional outcomes, socio-emotional development or the home environment.
Nores, M., Bernal, R. & Barnett, W.S. (2019). Center-based care for infants and toddlers: The aeioTU randomized trial. Economics of Education Review, 72(1), 30-43. Elsevier Ltd.