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New Findings on Impact Variation From the Head Start Impact Study: Informing the Scale-Up of Early Childhood Programs

July 5, 2019 FederalOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

By Pamela A. Morris, Maia Connors, Allison Friedman-Krauss, Dana Charles McCoy, Christina Weiland, Avi Feller, Lindsay Page, Howard Bloom, & Hirokazu Yoshikawa This article synthesizes findings from a reanalysis of data from the Head Start Impact Study with a focus on impact variation. This study addressed whether the size of Head Start’s impacts on children’s…

Head Start Teachers’ Professional Development, Well‐being, Attitudes, and Practices: Understanding Changes Over Time and Predictive Associations

July 5, 2019 FederalWorkforce

By Jessica F. Harding, Maia C. Connors, Allison Friedman-Krauss, Nikki Aikens, Lizabeth Malone, & Louisa Tarullo Early care and education (ECE) teachers shape children’s daily experiences in many ways. Specifically, teachers’ well‐being, attitudes about child development, and teaching practices are central influences on children’s learning. One crucial way ECE programs support teachers to enhance children’s…

Financing early childhood education programs: State, federal and local issues.

December 15, 2017 Economics and FinanceFederal

By Hustedt, J. T. & Barnett, W. S. (2011). The landscape of financing early childhood education in the U.S. is complex. Programs run the gamut from tuition-supported private centers to public programs supported by federal, state, or local funds. Different funding streams are poorly coordinated. The federal government funds several major targeted programs that are available…

Who Are These Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students?

December 1, 2006 English Language LearnersFederal
Eugene E. Garcia and Delis Cuellar

Arizona State University professor Eugene E. Garcia and colleague Delis Cuellar answer this question in an article in the online journal Teachers College Record.

Updating the economic impacts of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program

November 1, 2005 Economics and FinanceFederalOutcomes

The authors develop an updated cost-benefit ratio for the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program.

Using Pressure and Support to Create a Qualified Workforce

March 1, 2005 FederalOutcomesWorkforce
Sharon Ryan and Debra J. Ackerman

This article reports on a study examining the impact of a system of pressure and support to motivate preschool teachers toward obtaining a teaching credential by a set deadline.