Hannah Ulferts

Hannah Ulferts, Phd.

Hannah Ulferts is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Early Childhood Education at the Freie Universität Berlin. In a meta-analysis for the European Project CARE she studied the impact of quality and quantity of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) on children’s language/literacy and math development. She also conducted several secondary analyses of existent longitudinal and cross-sectional studies (e.g., SOEP, BiKS) and conducted a study on reading motivation and competences of 5th graders. Currently she is involved in evaluation studies on early support programs for disadvantaged families in Germany (e.g., BRISE, AQuaFam). Her main research interests are effects of ECEC quality and quantity on children’s cognitive and socioemotional development, cumulative long-term effects of continuous support programs for disadvantage families (from children’s birth to primary school), as well as preschool teachers’ competences and professional development and quality components of early math education.


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Freie Universität Berlin
Education and Psychology
Early Childhood Education
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin, Germany


Ulferts, H. & Anders, Y. (2015). Effects of ECEC on academic outcomes in literacy and mathematics: Meta-analysis of European longitudinal studies. Retrieved from CARE web

Resa, E., Anders, Y., Ulferts, H., & Odemarck, M. (2015). Frühkindliche Bildung und Betreuung in Europa: Vorstellung des EU-Projektes CARE und erste Ergebnisse [Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe: Description and first results of the EU project CARE]. Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung, 4, 461-468.

Schaffner, E., Schiefele, U., & Ulferts, H. (2013). Reading amount as a mediator of the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic reading motivation on reading comprehension. Reading Research Quarterly, 48, 369-385.