Early Experiences Matter: Follow-Up Randomized Control Trials with Urban Families, are two follow-up studies examining the short-, mid- and long-term impacts of a play-based home-visitation intervention on young children’s school readiness skills, learning and social-emotional development from preschool through 4th grade. We are currently preparing for an intense, community- and school-based data collection effort following two independent random samples throughout NYC. We are also seeking additional fiscal support for this work and are engaged in grant-writing and in-person-presentations to interested funders.

Learning More about Home Visitation: The Efficacy of Home Visitation for Low-Income Black & Latino Families evaluated the impact of a home-visitation program on young children’s social-emotional learning and literacy development. Two RCT’s were conducted in 2010-2012 in ethnically and linguistically diverse communities in NYC. To date little research has rigorously tested the effectiveness of a home-based program on measures of school readiness for diverse racial-ethnic groups. Currently, this project is in the analysis and dissemination phase.