In collaboration with
The Honorable Bob Dold (R–10th) and
The Honorable Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) of Illinois

preschoolOver the years, many efforts have been made to improve early-learning environments as means to boost Americans' job and life prospects. Several new studies are fueling thought-provoking ideas as to what policymakers, parents, and researchers should consider when retooling early-education policies. Join our four experts as they discuss some of this new evidence and what it means for program design and implementation.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.*

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325
50 Independence Ave., SW, Washington D.C.


What Do Preschool Quality and Costs Tell Us About Having Targeted or Universal Programs?

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Associate Professor of Education and Social Policy and IPR Fellow, Northwestern University; and Director of The Hamilton Project

Not All Preschools Are Created Equal: What Matters Most and How Best to Measure Quality" 

Terri Sabol, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and IPR Associate, Northwestern University

Preschool: A Promising Platform to Expand Life Opportunities for Children and Parents"

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Associate Provost for Faculty, and IPR Fellow, Northwestern University

Moderated by David Figlio, IPR Director and Fellow, and Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics, Northwestern University

Find our panelists' presentation slides, along with information about related research, here.