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Project-based Learning


May 3, 2016 AccessUniversal and Targeted

Researchers and educators communicate prolifically about key elements of high-quality preschool. It is important that the high quality the field asks for in preschool is carried through to third grade, the upper end of the early childhood continuum. Read more.  The third and final video in this series demonstrates a pedagogical approach to integrating curricula.

Young Hispanic Children: Early Learning Needs and Opportunities


September 1, 2013 AccessAssessmentUniversal and Targeted

NIEER Director Dr. Steven Barnett was a panelist at the National Summit on Hispanic Early Learning, hosted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, on September 18, 2013 at Miami-Dade College. This presentation is a complement to the discussion on the disparities in pre-K access and quality for young Hispanic learners, as…

Promoting a Culture of Inclusion for Birth-Third Grade Systems within State and Local Education Agencies


May 1, 2013 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumSpecial EducationState & Local

With this presentation, NIEER Senior Fellow Jim Squires discussed the implications of a birth-third grade framework to support and advance fully inclusive services across state and local education systems. “Opening the Doors to Inclusion” was the theme of the 2013 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute sponsored by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute in…

Congressional Briefing: The State of Preschool 2012


April 1, 2013 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local

Presentation by NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett at the Congressional Briefing on April 30, 2013 accompanying the release of The State of Preschool 2012: State Preschool Yearbook in Washington, DC.

Early Childhood Choices and Hispanic Families


April 1, 2013 AccessEnglish Language LearnersOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

This presentation looks at the rates in which children who are Hispanic and/or English language learners enroll in preschool and the impact of pre-K on their learning outcomes. NIEER Associate Director of Research Milagros Nores presented at the “Creating a Pipeline to Preschool: Moving Paterson Children to Success” conference in Paterson, NJ. Dr. Nores’s presentation focused on Hispanic…

The State of Preschool 2012: State Preschool Yearbook Press Conference


April 1, 2013 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local

Remarks and presentation by NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett at the release of The State of Preschool 2012: State Preschool Yearbook in Washington, DC. The state of preschool in America is a state of emergency, devastated by the Great Recession and the failure of our leaders to prioritize early educational opportunity. 

CEELO Presentation to the North Central Comprehensive Center Advisory Board Meeting


January 1, 2013 AccessState & Local

Dr. Lori Connors-Tadros, NIEER’s Senior Project Director for the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO), presented to the North Central Comprehensive Cente r’s Advisory Board meeting in Denver, Colorado. The presentation shared an overview of early childhood policies in the region’s four states – Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Dr. Connors-Tadros discussed CEELO’s goals to build State Education Agencies’ capacity to support…

Investing in Better Early Care and Education to Improve Human Development


October 1, 2012 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumUniversal and Targeted

NIEER Director Steve Barnett spoke about the return on investment in supporting pre-K with public funding at the Global HR Forum in Seoul, South Korea.

The Impact of Quality ECEC on Child Development: Designing Effective Policy and Practice


June 1, 2012 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumUniversal and Targeted

At the inaugural meeting of the Work and Family Researchers Network, NIEER Director Steven Barnett gave this presentation on the benefits of high-quality preschool education.

Recommendations for Preschool Indicators


May 1, 2012 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

At the Social Wealth Indicators workshop, organized by the Center for Partnership Studies, NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett spoke on recommendations for preschool indicators as part of a session dedicated to discussion of civil society, education, employment, health, and poverty indicators.