Professor Deborah Lowe Vandell

Founding Dean Emerita of the School of Education and Chancellor’s Professor of Education Emerita, University of California, Irvine, USA

I am interested in understanding short-term and long-term effects of early care and education on academic-cognitive and social-behavioral development, with a particular focus on identifying factors associated with persistence versus fade-out of effects over time.
My goal is two-fold: (1) to identify ways in which parents and early care providers can support young children’s healthy development and processes and (2) to provide research evidence that can be used by policymakers and society to inform practice and funding decisions.

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