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Preparing For Life: Early Childhood Intervention

Resource type: Evaluation

Preparing for Life Evaluation Team, Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin |

Findings in this 48-month evaluation show that Preparing for Life, a prevention and early intervention program which aims to improve the life outcomes of children and families living in North Dublin, Ireland, has had dramatic impacts on children’s IQ, obesity levels and social behavior, as well as parenting skills and the home learning environment.

The evaluation of the program, which begins intervening during pregnancy and working with families until the children start school, shows that by age four the IQ scores of the intervention group children were 10 points higher than the control group. 

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Preparing for Life (via Northside Partnership) is an Atlantic grantee.