a 1970's project managed by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill that monitored the social and academic processes of children from less than desirable rural communities when they entered full-time childcare establishments following their birth and remained in such a program until beginning 1st grade. It documented positive progress made by the children into adolescence in comparison to those who were not exposed to the childcare enrichment program.
What is ABECEDARIAN PROJECT?
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ABECEDARIAN PROJECT: "The Abecedarian Project paved the way for many enrichment programs that have followed in daycare centers and schools alike over the past 40 plus years."
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