Research and analysis

Early education and outcomes to age 4

Research into the impact of early education at ages 2 to 4 on child outcomes at age 4, and the importance of the early years home environment.

Documents

Study on early education use and child outcomes up to age 4: main report

Study on early education use and child outcomes up to age 4: technical annex

Study on early education use and child outcomes up to age 4: research brief

Details

This research is part of the longitudinal study of early education and development (SEED).

The report addresses 3 main objectives:

  • to study the associations between the amount of differing types of early childhood education and care (ECEC) that children receive aged 2 to 4 years and child development at age 4
  • to investigate the relevance of the home environment and the quality of the parent to child relationship on child development at age 4
  • to study the associations between the quality of the ECEC settings that children have attended and child development at age 4
Published 8 September 2018