A Foundation for Success

We’re aiming for lasting impact in the lives of children and families. Our programs have a strong foundation thanks to the studies and research you’ll find on this page. We’re happy to share and encourage you to do the same.

Chicago Longitudinal Study

This study investigates the educational and social development of 1,539 low income children who grew up in high-poverty neighborhoods in Chicago. MORE

Perry Preschool Study Through Age 40

This scientific experiment identified the short and long-term effects of high-quality preschool for young children living in poverty. MORE

Burchinal Examines the Achievement Gap Among Low-Income Children

Findings suggest that reducing the Black–White achievement gap may require early intervention to reduce race gaps in home and school experiences starting at birth. MORE

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES)

This CDC and Kaiser Permanente study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted on childhood trauma and how it impacts health and well being later in life. MORE

Educare of Omaha

Educare aims to give students in poverty the best chance for success in school and in life. This evaluation report looks at the impact of high quality care and early childhood education from birth to age five. MORE

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) National Follow-up

The first follow-up study of its kind from JAMA Pediatrics shows that adverse childhood experiences are a major public health problem. Research includes data from 32 states including Nebraska. MORE