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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.

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. 

The Economics of Early Childhood Programs: Lasting Benefits and Large Returns


March 1, 2013 Economics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

NIEER Associate Director of Research Milagros Nores presented at a conference at Loyola University in Chicago entitled “Early Childhood Education for the Future: The Creative Use of Public-Private Partnerships to Provide Cost-Effective, High-Quality School Readiness Program.” Dr. Nores was part of a panel discussing the educational, social and economic benefits of preschool education along with Sara…

The True Value of ECE


March 1, 2013 Economics and FinanceOutcomesState & Local

This presentation includes findings from decades worth of research on preschool education and its benefits. NIEER Director Steven Barnett was one of the presenters at a Congressional briefing on the importance of investing in early childhood education, including economic benefits. Dr. Barnett presented the research findings on pre-K education’s outcomes, including NIEER’s most recent study…

Early Childhood Development in Latin America: A Cost-Effective Poverty Eradication Strategy


November 1, 2012 Economics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

Milagros Nores, NIEER’s Associate Director of Research, joined Columbia University’s celebration of 50 years of Latin American studies at the school by speaking about early childhood education research and policy at “A Conversation on Education Across the Americas.” This event featured a panel made up of alumni from the university’s Teachers College. The other panelists…

Investing in Early Childhood Education and Care


November 1, 2012 Economics and FinanceOutcomes

NIEER Director Steve Barnett presented the key note address at an international conference on “Early Childhood: Secure Childhood. Promising Future” at Princess Nora University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  His presentation and paper, jointly authored with NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores, was titled Investing in Early Childhood Education: A Global Perspective . ANother file

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.

Desarrollo de la Educacion Inicial: Lecciones aprendidas alrededor del mundo


August 1, 2012 Economics and FinanceOutcomes

In this Spanish-language presentation, NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett discussed investing in the first five years of life to promote children’s healthy development. Dr. Barnett gave this presentation at the Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He spoke on the importance of public investments in early education for children to reach their full potential.

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.

State Pre-K: Effectiveness, Access, and Support for Quality


May 1, 2012 Economics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

At the 2012 national seminar of the Education Writers Association (EWA), NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores joined a panel on early learning research, which also included Steven Hicks from the U.S. Department of Education, Lindsey Allard Agnamba of School Readiness Consulting, and Thoughts on Public Education co-writer Kathryn Baron as moderator. Dr. Nores spoke on the…