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Access to preK varies; research on enrollment issues in state-funded programs

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Partnering for Preschool


April 2008

In this study of the New Jersey Abbott preschool program, researchers identify ingredients of success others can use in developing programs with mixed delivery systems.

Policy Brief – Who Goes to Preschool and Why Does it Matter? (Updated)


November 2007

What are the factors that influence preschool enrollment? See who goes to preschool by age, ethnicity, income, maternal employment and education and region in this policy brief.

Policy Brief – Building Early Childhood Facilities: What States Can Do to Create Supply and Promote Quality


April 2007

This brief explores common facility issues and outlines strategies for policymakers to address early care and education facility needs.

Policy Brief – Is Public Pre-K Preparing Hispanic Children to Succeed in School?


April 2007

Hispanic children who attend high-quality preschool programs have been found to benefit as much as children from other backgrounds, and sometimes more.

Building Early Childhood Facilities: What States Can Do to Create Supply and Promote Quality


April 2007

This report explores common facility issues and outlines strategies for policymakers to address early care and education facility needs.

A Review of the Reason Foundation’s Report on Preschool and Kindergarten


October 2006

An analysis by NIEER of the Reason Foundation's report Assessing proposals for preschool and kindergarten: Essential information for parents, taxpayers and policymaker.

Does It Pay to Invest in Preschool for All? Analyzing Return-on-Investment in Three States


March 2006
Clive R. Belfield

This NIEER working paper summarizes three studies projecting the economic consequences of expanding preschool programs toward universal enrollment in three states - Massachusetts, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Policy Brief – Class Size: What’s the Best Fit?


December 2004

This policy brief examines how class size and staff-child ratios affect quality, educational effectiveness, and cost of preschool programs.

Policy Brief – The Universal vs. Targeted Debate: Should the United States Have Preschool for All?


April 2004

The debate over universal vs. targeted preschool programs is explored in this policy brief. Policy recommendations include a gradual move toward voluntary universal preschool programs with federal matching funds used to encourage states to fund high-quality preschool for all.