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Journal Articles

Private Providers in State Pre-K: Vital Partners


November 1, 2011 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local

In this article from the National Association for Young Children's journal Young Children, 66(6), authors Jason T. Hustedt and W. Steven Barnett discuss how private preschool providers have played an important role in the expansion of state pre-K across the country and examine how these collaborations work.

Effectiveness of Early Educational Intervention


August 1, 2011

In this article from the August 19, 2011 issue of Science, author Steve Barnett examines the effectiveness of early childhood programs designed to offset the impacts of poverty and inadequate learning environments on child development and school success.

Promoting Language and Literacy in Young Dual Language Learners


February 1, 2011 English Language LearnersQuality and Curriculum

Dina C. Castro, Mariela M. Páez, David K. Dickinson, and Ellen Frede examine practices for effective language and literacy instruction involving young English language learners (ELLs) and provide policy and research recommendations in this article published in Child Development.

Financing Early Childhood Education Programs: State, Federal, and Local Issues


January 1, 2011 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & LocalUniversal and Targeted

Published in Educational Policy, this article from Jason T. Hustedt and W. Steven Barnett identifies and explains the various funding streams in the early childhood education field.

Issues of Access and Program Quality


May 1, 2010

This book chapter examines the current state of access to and quality of preschool education around the world.

The Source of Child Care Center Preschool Learning and Program Standards: Implications for Potential Early Learning Challenge Fund Grantees


May 1, 2010 AssessmentWorkforce

This article shares the results of a statewide survey of 391 child care center directors focusing on their preschool program standards.

Universal and Targeted Approaches to Preschool Education in the United States


January 1, 2010 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalUniversal and Targeted

This article compares the current targeted approach to preschool education with a universal approach that would increase access and quality.

Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions Across the World: (Under) Investing in the Very Young


September 1, 2009
Milagros Nores and W. Steven Barnett

This paper reviews the international evidence on the benefits of early childhood interventions.

Distinguishing Maltreating Versus Nonmaltreating At-Risk Families: Implications for Foster Care and Early Childhood Education Interventions


April 1, 2009 Outcomes

This article describes a study that examined whether indicators of socioeconomic status and parenting stress could distinguish maltreating from nonmaltreating families.

Stimulus Should Leave No Preschoolers Behind


February 1, 2009 Economics and FinanceOutcomes

Statement of NIEER Director Steve Barnett on the economic stimulus package.