Midwest CPC Expansion
HCRC's research featured in JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association
Strong Evidence for Benefits of Full-Day PreK in CPCs [off site]
December 1, 2014
Current CPC schools please click on the following links to access program information:
2015-16 CPC Program Guidelines [pdf]
ETO Login page
Child-Parent Center Introduction Video
This video outlines the history of the Child-Parent Centers, evidence behind their cost effectiveness, and the expansion of the model through an Investing in Innovation grant from the US Department of Education.
OverviewThe Midwest Expansion of the Child-Parent Center Education Program, Preschool to Third Grade or “Midwest CPC Expansion” project is a targeted school reform effort currently in two Midwestern states. The CPC aims to strengthen achievement of preschool through elementary school-aged children from low-income families. By partnering with 12 local education and nonprofit agencies in Illinois and Minnesota, the University of Minnesota is working to implement, research, and sustain the CPC model in high-need schools. The project is directed by Dr. Arthur Reynolds at the University’s Human Capital Research Collaborative. Co-Principal Investigators include Dr. Art Rolnick (UMN), Dr. Judy Temple (UMN), and Barbara Bowman (Erikson Institute).
The project’s purpose is to validate and assess generalizability of the CPC model to a broad array of social contexts. In the current project, a target group of nearly 2,500 preschool children in 30 schools are being compared with children in comparison schools receiving typical services and followed to the end of the program in third grade. More than 6,000 additional students will receive program services in kindergarten to third grade.
The Midwest CPC Expansion is funded by the Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund for 2011. You can learn more about the i3 Fund at the Investing in Innovation Fund’s website, and about the private section funding partners on the Partners & Sponsors page.
We have a great deal to celebrate since our Investing in innovation grant was announced in 2011. More children than ever before are receiving CPC services. Expansion and sustainability of full-day preK, increases in attendance, stronger school-family partnerships, and a shared sense of responsibility have been achieved in the past three years. The University of Minnesota has also established two funds to further sustain implementation and research of CPCs. You can find more information on the Lorraine M. Sullivan Memorial Fund and the Early Childhood Research and Innovation Endowment here. Our most recent annual report is also available to download on our website.
Investing in Early Learning as Economic Development at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank by Stacey Childress and Geoff Marietta, March 23, 2009 [off site]
MELF and Business Culture in the Twin Cities by Clayton Rose and David Lane, March 2015
MELF and Business Culture in the Twin Cities (A) [pdf]
MELF and Business Culture in the Twin Cities (B) [pdf]
MELF and Business Culture in the Twin Cities (C) [pdf]
Preventing Gaps in School Readiness and Early Achievement: The Child-Parent Center (CPC) Preschool to 3rd Grade Program, April 27, 2016 at the Humphrey School for Public Affairs
Health and Education in Early Childhood: Predictors, Interventions, and Policies, Editors: Arthur Reynolds, Arthur Rolnick, Judy Temple
Human Capital Research Collaborative National Invitational Conference Agenda - Sustaining Early Childhood Gains, October 8-9, 2015 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Brown Bag Faculty Research Seminars, 2015 - 2016 Sessions
Past News and Events
HCRC's research featured in JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association, December 1, 2014 [off site]
Chicago's Social Impact Bond for Child-Parent Centers Expands a Proven School Reform Model [pdf], November 7, 2014
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Speaks Out in Strong Support of Early Childhood Education, October 17, 2014 [off site to federalreserve.gov]
Closing the Achievement Gap with Early Education, article featuring Aaron Sojourner [off site]
Minneapolis Mayor Hodges forms Cradle to K Cabinet, Star Tribune, May 23, 2014 [off site]
High-quality preschool for poor kids under 3 would eliminate achievement gap, MinnPost, January 20, 2014 [off site]