Early Education Pilot for Two Year Old Children

This DCSF report provides the findings of the evaluation of the early education pilot for disadvantaged two year old children. This study aimed to assess the impact of the pilot by looking at: how well the pilot was targeted, parents’ experiences of taking up a pilot place, the quality of the pilot settings, the impact on the children’s cognitive and socio-behaviour, and parents’ views and experiences of using a pilot place. The pilot provided free early years education to over 13,500 disadvantaged two year olds between 2006 and 2008. The main purpose of the pilot was to improve children’s social and cognitive outcomes. Leadership Briefings Issue 4.05 (41)

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