The EPPE Project

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Aims + General Q's.

Who studied the EPPE project?

Sylva et al.

What were the aims of the EPPE project?

  • To study the impact  of young children's intellectual and social development
  • Whether it reduced social inequalities 
  • Find out whether the some types of pre-school experience were more effective than others in effectively promoting development 
  • Discover the characteristics of a good pre-school 

How many children did they study?


From how many different pre-schools?


The samples were selected to include?

  • Urban, suburban and rural areas.
  • A range of ethnic diversity and social disadvantages 

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When compared to children who were cared for at home researchers found?

Pre-school attendance improved:

  • Cognitive development 
  • Social behaviour 

The EPPE project suggests that there is an increased risk of anti social behvaoir could be reduced by what?

High quality pre-schooling when children were aged 3-4. 


Pre-schools that promoted better social and intellectual development combined what?

Education with care.

The research showed that who did better in settings with a mixture of children from different social backgrounds?

Disadvantaged children.

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The EPPE project has a postive impact on?

  • A child's intellectual and social development
  • Help to overcome social disadvantages + exclusions.
  • Provide children with a better start to school


The quality of pre-school is hugely influential to a child's social and intellectual development.

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The EPPE project is well known for it's contribution to what?

The 'evidence-based policy'

Which means?

Making decisions about policies and programmes using the best available evidence from research.

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