I've watched the "My Brilliant Brain: Born Genius" documentary where they refer to the Abecedarian Project, in that investigation, a group of children that were exposed to early childhood education observed long-term benefits, such as higher scores in intelligence tests than those children that weren't exposed to early education.

Are there any peer-reviewed or follow-up studies on the optimal ways to teach new parents on how to obtain similar results?

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    $\begingroup$ I am not sure where you are going with this question. The optimal way to achieve similar results would be to get children in Early Years Education would it not? I don't know about other countries, but here in the UK there is free Early Years Education available in registered and approved pre-schools for 15 hours per week each child soon to be raised to 30 hours per week $\endgroup$ – Chris Rogers Jun 25 '17 at 9:01
  • $\begingroup$ I agree with @Chris. There's a lot of different interventions that happen at a societal level rather than a personal level. Does your question intend to ignore these? If yes, why? $\endgroup$ – Seanny123 Jul 29 '17 at 17:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Seanny123 Early adoption might be one reason, nothing to do with early education though. The benefits early adopters get surpass those of waiting for everybody to catch up IMHO. $\endgroup$ – rraallvv Jul 29 '17 at 18:41
  • $\begingroup$ Further to my previous comment in June, there are unpublished reports unavailable to the public as they contain personal information I have seen as a volunteer within a pre-school, which shows the benefits of early years education. These reports cover early adopted and non-adopted children $\endgroup$ – Chris Rogers Jul 29 '17 at 18:55
  • $\begingroup$ @Chris I think we are both rooting for the same thing, the difference is that I don't have access to those reports you mentioned, nor to those pre-school programs. $\endgroup$ – rraallvv Jul 29 '17 at 20:49