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Building capacity in health and education systems to deliver interventions that strengthen early child development


May 24, 2018 Governance and AccountabilityInternationalWorkforce

By Nores, M. & Fernandez, C. (2018) Building capacity within health and education systems of low‐ and middle‐income countries in order to deliver high‐quality early childhood services requires coordinated efforts across sectors, effective governance, sufficient funding, an adequate workforce, reliable data systems, and continuous monitoring, evaluation, and improvement cycles; it also requires partnerships with the…

On politics, markets and American schools.


February 22, 2018 AccessGovernance and Accountability

By Rosario, J. R., Barnett, W. S., & Franklin, B. M. (1992). When mid‐19th‐century educational reformers described the system of common schools which they envisioned for the USA, they talked about an institution that would be accessible to all children and that would provide them with a shared educational experience. As these early proponents of public…

Universal and targeted approaches to preschool education in the United States.


December 15, 2017 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomes

By Barnett, W. S. (2010). In the United States, enrollments in preschool center-based programs have leveled off at about 75 percent of four-year-olds and 50 percent of three year olds. Nearly all government programs restrict eligibility to children in low-income families, and these families have substantially increased preschool participation rates as a result. However, in the…

Private Providers in State Pre-K: Vital Partners


November 1, 2011 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local

In this article from the National Association for Young Children's journal Young Children, 66(6), authors Jason T. Hustedt and W. Steven Barnett discuss how private preschool providers have played an important role in the expansion of state pre-K across the country and examine how these collaborations work.

Financing Early Childhood Education Programs: State, Federal, and Local Issues


January 1, 2011 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & LocalUniversal and Targeted

Published in Educational Policy, this article from Jason T. Hustedt and W. Steven Barnett identifies and explains the various funding streams in the early childhood education field.

Universal and Targeted Approaches to Preschool Education in the United States


January 1, 2010 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalUniversal and Targeted

This article compares the current targeted approach to preschool education with a universal approach that would increase access and quality.

Coaching as Part of a Pilot Quality Rating Scale Initiative: Challenges to–and Supports for–the Change-Making Process


October 1, 2008 Governance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Debra J. Ackerman

This article reports on a study focusing on a Quality Rating Scale (QRS) consulting process and provides recommendations for enhancing this process.

The Costs of Being a Child Care Teacher: Revisiting the Problem of Low Wages


January 1, 2006 Governance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumWorkforce
Debra J. Ackerman

This report demonstrates how low wages for preschool teachers impact the overall quality of child care.

Getting Teachers from Here to There: Examining Issues Related to an Early Care and Education Teacher Policy


December 1, 2005 Governance and AccountabilityWorkforce
Debra J. Ackerman

This article explores two issues facing the move to increase the credentials of the current early care and education workforce.

Preschool: The Most Important Grade


April 1, 2003 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local

Research confirms long-term benefits of high-quality early education.