September 1, 2011 Access • Economics and Finance • Quality and Curriculum • Universal and Targeted
In this paper for the National Research Council and U.S. Equity and Excellence Commission, NIEER Director Steve Barnett looks at studies that provide rigorous estimates of the effects of some large scale, state-funded pre-K programs – both targeted and universal. Using available data on preschool access in the United States, Dr. Barnett also provides estimates on pre-K enrollment by family income and the costs of providing educationally effective pre-K programs to all children.
September 1, 2011
Originally Published: September 2002
February 1, 2011 Assessment • Quality and Curriculum • State & Local • State Pre-K Evaluations
This NIEER working paper presents five options for studying the effectiveness of state-funded preschool education programs.
The New Mexico PreK Evaluation: Impacts From the Fourth Year (2008-2009) of New Mexico’s State-Funded PreK Program
November 1, 2010 Outcomes • State & Local • State Pre-K Evaluations
New Mexico’s children who attend the state-funded Pre-K program have been found to have achieved significant positive effects in vocabulary, math, and literacy skills at the beginning of kindergarten, according to the fourth in a series of annual reports by NIEER.
October 1, 2010 Economics and Finance • Outcomes • Quality and Curriculum
Ron Haskins and Steve Barnett focus on Early Head Start, Head Start, and home visiting programs in this collection of papers they edit. Promising recommendations include closing ineffective Head Start centers or giving other program operators the opportunity to compete for Head Start.
August 1, 2010 Economics and Finance • State & Local
National Institute for Early Education Research Co-Director Steve Barnett and Research Professor Dale Epstein estimate the cuts in state funding for prekindergarten across fiscal years 2010 and 2011.
Do Effects of Early Child Care Extend to Age 15 Years? Results From the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development
May 1, 2010 Outcomes • Quality and Curriculum
The latest report from the NICHD child care study that has tracked more than 1,000 kids from birth to age 15 finds benefits of high-quality child care last into the teenage years.
December 1, 2009 Governance and Accountability • Outcomes • State & Local
This report describes how New Jersey became a national leader in early education with the state's reforms from preschool to third grade.
The New Mexico PreK Evaluation: Results from the Initial Four Years of a New State Preschool Initiative
November 1, 2009 Outcomes • State & Local • State Pre-K Evaluations
This summary report on the initial phase of NIEER?s New Mexico PreKstudy finds significantly improved language, literacy, and math for the children who attended over children who did not and an estimated rate of return is $5 for every $1 invested.
September 1, 2009 Outcomes • Quality and Curriculum
This paper reviews the international evidence on the benefits of early childhood interventions.