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.
- Read the 48-Month Evaluation (PDF)
- Read the Baseline Report (PDF)
- Read the Summary (PDF)
- Read the Briefing Document (PDF)
- Read the Full Report (PDF)
- Read the Full Report Summary (PDF)
In the Media
- Learn to parent: Dublin intervention scheme pays off, The Irish Times
- Calls to roll out family intervention programme, Irish Examiner
- Childhood Intervention Programme Sees Kids’ IQ Soar, Irish Examiner
- Dublin early intervention trial ‘dramatically’ improves children’s IQ, The Irish Times
- New parenting programme in North Dublin is transforming the lives of families, DublinLive
- Family intervention programme shows dramatic improvements in outcomes for children, RTÉ Radio
- Early mentoring for parents lessens likelihood of problems for children, Independent.ie
Preparing for Life (via Northside Partnership) is an Atlantic grantee.