Research Seminar: Raquel Bernal

“The effects of a project and play-based early education program on medium term developmental trajectories of young children in a low-income setting” (Raquel Bernal, Milagros Nores & Michele Giannola)

  • Date: 24 November 2020 from 15:00 to 16:15

  • Event location: Zoom


Extensive research has shown comprehensive early interventions can improve the developmental outcomes of disadvantaged children. However, the evidence on the effectiveness of high-quality center-based programs for young children in developing countries is still scarce, where programs are typically of low quality and only short-term impacts have been assessed. This paper reports short and medium-run effects from a high-quality early education intervention characterized by key elements of process quality such as project and play-based learning and rich adult-child interactions, on children younger than four years of age in two communities in northern Colombia. We find strong positive effects on cognitive development and health, but no significant impacts on socioemotional development.

Invited by: Margherita Fort, Maria Bigoni, Chiara Monfardini, Daniela Iorio; joint with Dondena (Milan)

Local Organizer: Margherita Fort


Please contact the Local Organizer Margherita Fort if you are interested as there will be a limited number of slots (20 minutes) online.