Birth to Eight Policy and Evidence

Bornfreund, L. Cook, S. Lieberman, A. & Loewenberg, A. (2015). From crawling to walking: Ranking states on birth - 3rd grade policies that support strong readers. New America.

Yoshikawa, H., Weiland, C., Brooks-Gunn, J., Burchinal, M. R., Espinosa, L. M., Gormley, W. T., ... & Zaslow, M. J. (2013). Investing in our future: The evidence base on preschool education. Ann Arbor, MI: Society for Research in Child Development.


Chase, R. & Diaz, J. (2012). Cost savings of school readiness per additional at-risk child in Detroit & Michigan. Wilder Research.

The system we need: A neighborhood snapshot of early childhood education in Detroit. (2015). IFF.

Core Capabilities

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. (2016). Building core capabilities for life: The science behind the skills adults need to succeed in parenting and in the workplace.


Sussman, C. (2007). Building early childhood facilities: What states can do to create supply and promote quality. Preschool Policy Brief. Issue 14. National Institute for Early Education Research.


Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC). (2015). Transforming the workforce for children birth through age 8: A unifying foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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