This report examines the outcomes of attendance at early childhood education (ECE) amongst members of the Christchurch Health and Development Study (CHDS) birth cohort, with a particular focus on the potential benefits of ECE attendance for longer term outcomes in adolescence and young adulthood. The CHDS is a longitudinal study of a birth cohort of 1265 children who were born in Christchurch during mid-1977. As part of the study information has been gathered on patterns of ECE attendance and a wide array of cognitive, educational, social, behavioural, socioeconomic and psychosocial outcomes over the life course. This report examines the associations between ECE attendance between ages 2-5 years and outcomes to age 30. The report is presented in six chapters.
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