Researchers with Georgetown University released findings in August of 2017 that show there are positive, long-term benefits for children participating in CAP Tulsa's early childhood education program. According to the study published by Developmental Psychology, students of CAP Tulsa “produced significant positive effects on achievement test scores in math and on both grade retention and chronic absenteeism for middle-school students as a whole.”
Read an interview with Deborah Phillips, professor of psychology at Georgetown University and one of the authors of the study.
Academic Paper: Developmental Psychology
Family Life Study
The CAP Family Life Study is a multi-year evaluation funded by the Health Profession Opportunities Grant, the Health Profession Opportunities – University Partners Grant, and the Kellogg Foundation. The team, led by Dr. Christopher King at the Ray Marshall Center at the University of Texas–Austin and Dr. P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, has evaluated the CareerAdvance® program from an implementation and outcomes perspective. Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa of New York University and Dr. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn at Columbia serve as consultants to the project. Click here to view research documents from this study since 2011.
Some of their findings revealed that:
- Parents experience short-term improvements in education, employment, and well-being when theyparticipate in CareerAdvance
- On average, children have more regular attendance in CAP Tulsa’s early education programs when theirparents are enrolled in CareerAdvance
- Children maintain the benefits of CAP Tulsa’s early education programs even when their parents add CareerAdvance to their busy lives