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Resources related to cognitive, behavioral and social-emotional outcomes

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Early Childhood Education: Pathways to Better Health


April 2013

This brief presents the multiple pathways through which early childhood education programs can contribute to better health, in both the short and long term.

Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study: Fifth Grade Follow-Up


March 2013
W. Steven Barnett, Kwanghee Jung, Min-Jong Youn, and Ellen C. Frede

The multi-year study of New Jersey’s Abbott Preschool Program shows that children in the state’s most disadvantaged communities who participate in the pre-K program make significant gains in literacy, language, math and science through 4th and 5th grade.

Getting the Facts Right on Pre-K and the President’s Pre-K Proposal


February 2013
W. Steven Barnett

This policy report clears up some common misconceptions about preschool's effectiveness and benefits, particularly in regards to the Obama administration's recent fact sheet on investing in early education.

Policy Brief – Preparing Young Hispanic Dual Language Learners for a Knowledge Economy


January 2013

This brief addresses issues of preschool access and quality that are specific to Hispanic children but which can also apply to some other largely disadvantaged and immigrant groups.

Investing in Early Childhood Education: A Global Perspective


November 2012
W. Steven Barnett and Milagros Nores

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.

Parental Notions of School Readiness: How Have They Changed and Has Preschool Made a Difference?


December 2011
Clive Belfield and Emma Garcia

This NIEER working paper examines school readiness from the parental perspective, examining their efforts and expectations for kindergarten in conjunction with their child’s development.

The New Mexico PreK Evaluation: Impacts From the Fourth Year (2008-2009) of New Mexico’s State-Funded PreK Program


November 2010

New Mexico’s children who attend the state-funded Pre-K program have been found to have achieved significant positive effects in vocabulary, math, and literacy skills at the beginning of kindergarten, according to the fourth in a series of annual reports by NIEER.

Investing in Young Children: New Directions in Federal Preschool and Early Childhood Policy


October 2010

Ron Haskins and Steve Barnett focus on Early Head Start, Head Start, and home visiting programs in this collection of papers they edit. Promising recommendations include closing ineffective Head Start centers or giving other program operators the opportunity to compete for Head Start.

Do Effects of Early Child Care Extend to Age 15 Years? Results From the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development


May 2010

The latest report from the NICHD child care study that has tracked more than 1,000 kids from birth to age 15 finds benefits of high-quality child care last into the teenage years.

Education Reform Starts Early: Lessons from New Jersey’s PreK-3rd Reform Efforts


December 2009

This report describes how New Jersey became a national leader in early education with the state's reforms from preschool to third grade.