Early Childhood Development

Scholarly Publications

Teacher Qualifications and Development Outcomes of Preschool Children in Rural China

May 2020

In the preschool period, interactions between teachers and children are an essential input for healthy development.

Passive versus Active Service Delivery: Comparing the Effects of Two Parenting Interventions on Early Cognitive Development in Rural China

March 2020

We present the results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial that evaluates the effects of a free, center-based parenting intervention on early cognitive development and parenting practices in...

Parental Migration and Early Childhood Development in Rural China

March 2020

Nearly one-quarter of all children under age 2 in China are left behind in the countryside as parents migrate to urban areas for work.We use a four-wave longitudinal survey following young children...