Policy Brief – Perspectives on the Impact of Pre-K Expansion: Factors to Consider and Lessons from New York and Ohio
February 1, 2011 Access • Quality and Curriculum • State & Local
The impact of state-funded pre-K expansion on the quality and supply of child care in New York and Ohio are assessed in this policy brief.
December 1, 2010 Access • Economics and Finance • State & Local
These papers report on enrollments and expenditures for ECCE across the decade from 1995 to 2005 using three harmonized National Household Education Surveys. They explore the metrics of enrollment patterns by age of child, mother’s employment, marital status, expenditure patterns and prices paid per hour of services.
September 1, 2010 Assessment • Workforce
This technical report from NIEER researchers on the Early Learning Scale offers information on the use and reliability of the instrument and on the validity of the data.
December 1, 2009 Assessment • Governance and Accountability • State & Local • State Pre-K Evaluations
The capacity and quality of non-Abbott child care centers, Head Start programs, and school district preschool programs across New Jersey are assessed in this study by NIEER.
The APPLES Blossom: Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study (APPLES), Preliminary Results through 2nd Grade
July 1, 2009 Outcomes • State & Local • State Pre-K Evaluations
An ongoing study of New Jersey’s pre-K program finds that attending the program reduces grade retention and improves language, literacy and math skills.
March 1, 2009 Access • Economics and Finance • State & Local
Public support for the education and care of 3- and 4-year-olds has increased, but has this helped or hurt the provision of care for infants (children up to 12 months old) and toddlers (1- and 2-year-olds)? This policy brief examines trends in supply and demand in the infant/toddler care market, reviews state and federal policies for infant/toddler care, and recommends policy changes that could ensure new preschool policies benefit infant/toddler care and avoid unintended negative consequences.
March 1, 2009 Outcomes • Quality and Curriculum • Workforce
This policy brief reviews research addressing the development of mathematics and science knowledge in preschool children, identifies areas that require further study, and outlines recommendations for early education policy in these domains.
March 1, 2009 Access • Governance and Accountability • Quality and Curriculum • State & Local • Universal and Targeted
This policy brief examines the efforts of six states in pursuit of preschool for all.
January 1, 2009 Economics and Finance • Governance and Accountability • Quality and Curriculum • State & Local
At the request of President-elect Obama’s transition team, this NIEER policy brief provides guidance on federal investments in preschool and child care for the sake of America’s children.
December 1, 2008 Outcomes • Quality and Curriculum
This policy brief summarizes what is known about early brain development and corrects some of the common misunderstandings of the research.