People Related To Early Education Research

Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Director, VTCRI Neuromotor Research Clinic
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Research Assistant Professor, School of Neuroscience, College of Science, Virginia Tech

Craig Ramey, Ph.D.

Research Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar of Human Development, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Research Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Research Professor of Human Development, College of Liberal Arts and Human Science, Virginia Tech
Research Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D.

Research Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Research Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Events Related To Early Education

Early Childhood Education: What Works and What Doesn't

March 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Greg J. Duncan, Ph.D.


Distinguished Professor
University of California, Irvine

Brain Awareness Week, VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures, Brain School

Stories Related To Early Education

Early childhood education study participants, now in their 40s, more likely to have closer relationship with parents, be fully employed, have more assets

April 6, 2017

Children who are given high-quality education at an early age – starting at six weeks old and continuing through their first five years of life – are more likely to ...

Early childhood education expert to cap Brain School, highlight Brain Awareness Week

March 8, 2017

Greg J. Duncan, a distinguished professor in the School of Education, and departments of economics, psychology, and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine, will highlight Brain Awareness Week ...

Abecedarian Project pioneer lauds new evidence supporting early educational interventions

April 1, 2014

Children who participated in a landmark early childhood intervention known as the Abecedarian Project in the 1970s are now in their late 30s and early 40s. And, relatively speaking, their ...

Early education has been scientifically proved to help close the achievement gap

Feb. 15, 2013

Craig Ramey, PhD, the founder of a decades-long scientific study that has proved the enduring benefits of early education, today applauded President Obama’s call for universal access to high-quality preschool ...

Ramey study on early childhood education cited in USA Today editorial

Jan. 24, 2011

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) Professor and Distinguished VTC Research Scholar Craig Ramey's long-term study of at-risk children was referenced in a USA Today editorial about the US educational ...

Publications Related To Early Education

Campbell FA., Pungello E, Kainz K, Burchinal M, Yi P, Wasik BH, Barbarin O, Sparling JJ, Ramey CT. (2012). Adult outcomes as a function of an early childhood educational program: An Abecedarian project follow-up. Developmental Psychology 48: 1033-43.

Pungello, E.P., Kainz, K., Burchinal, M., Wasik, B.H., Sparling, J.J. Ramey, C.T., & Campbell, F.A. (2010). Early educational intervention, early cumulative risk, and the early home environment as predictors of young adult outcomes within a high-risk sample. Child Development 81: 410-426.

Campbell, F.A., Wasik, B.H., Pungello, E., Burchinal, M., Barbarin, O., Kainz, K., Sparling, J.J., & Ramey, C.T. (2008). Young adult outcomes from the Abecedarian and CARE early childhood educational interventions. Early Childhood Research Quarterly 23: 452-466.

Ramey S.L., & Ramey C.T. (2007). Establishing a science of professional development for early education programs: The Knowledge Application Information Systems (KAIS) theory of professional development. In: L.M. Justice & C. Vukelich (Ed.), Achieving excellence in preschool language and literacy instruction. (pp. 41-63):New York: Guilford Press.

Ramey, C.T., Campbell, F.A., Burchinal, M., Skinner, M.L., Gardner, D.M., & Ramey, S.L. (2000). Persistent effects of early childhood education on high-risk children and their mothers. Applied Developmental Science 4: 2-14.