Show Up 2 Grow Up
Problem: Chronic absenteeism is endemic in Head Start. 36% of Chicago Head Start children miss more than 10% of school days a month of preschool per year.
18-weeks of behaviorally-informed text messages to parents (reminders, feedback, loss aversion and planning prompts)
Implementation at 9 Head Start preschools with 780 families.
Behavioral intervention reduced chronic absenteeism in preschool by 20%.
Modestly reduced overall absenteeism
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