Journal Articles

Private Providers in State Pre-K: Vital Partners

November 2011

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 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 2011

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 2011

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.

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

May 2010

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

Issues of Access and Program Quality

May 2010

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

Universal and Targeted Approaches to Preschool Education in the United States

January 2010

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 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 2009

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

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Stimulus Should Leave No Preschoolers Behind

February 2009

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

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them--Economic Recovery in 3 Easy Steps

January 2009
William S. Barnett

In this article, NIEER Co-Director W. Steven Barnett provides a vision to economic recovery in three simple steps.

The Effects of Oklahoma's Pre-K Program on Hispanic Children

December 2008
William T. Gormley, Jr.

This article presents data from William Gormley's evaluation of the Tulsa pre-K program.

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