This summary details the impact of early childhood education in Egypt. The results show that early childhood care and education has an impact on educational attainment that is both statistically significant and sizeable. Such interventions increase overall educational attainment by approximately one year, primarily due to decreased primary and preparatory drop out. The impact on educational attainment is reflected in improved school performance, such as higher test scores, decreased grade repetition, and improvements in school tracking, during the early years. Investments in early childhood education can be a powerful approach to improving educational outcomes, and the research suggests that increases are likely to have other beneficial effects on human development.
Krafft, Caroline. 2012. "Is early childhood care and education a good investment for Egypt? Estimates of educational impacts, costs, and benefits [Arabic]," Survey of Young People in Egypt Policy Brief no. 3. Cairo: Population Council.
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