50 Years After Perry: Quality Early Childhood Has Second Generation Effect, Study Finds
New research from Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman suggests that the benefits of early childhood education may extend much further than previously thought. In a pair of research papers released today through the University of Chicago’s Center for the Economics of Human Development, Heckman makes the case that high-quality early childhood interventions can positively impact not just the children in these programs as they move through life, but even the children of the original participants decades later.
Eisner Foundation Seeds Efforts to Bridge Youth, Seniors in Los Angeles
The Eisner Foundation announced on Tuesday that it has awarded nearly $1 million to support efforts to bring youth and the elderly together in Los Angeles. Grants were made to a total of eight organizations, including $350,000 to two organizations that work with children in the foster care system.
Wide Public Support for Programs that Pair Youth and Seniors, Little Knowledge of Movement to Build Them
Ask people about intergenerational sites – where older citizens and youth are paired together at the same physical location – and they’ll mostly tell you they have never heard of it.