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Preschool Programs Can Boost School Readiness


June 1, 2008 AccessOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K EvaluationsUniversal and Targeted

Georgetown study finds Oklahoma's state-funded preschool for all program boosts children's skills dramatically.

Impacts of New Mexico PreK on Children’s School Readiness at Kindergarten Entry


June 1, 2008 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

This is the second report from an ongoing NIEER study of New Mexico PreK.

Longitudinal Effects of the Arkansas Better Chance Program: Findings from Kindergarten and First Grade


May 1, 2008 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

This study estimates the effects of state-funded pre-K in Arkansas on children's language, mathematics, and literacy skills through first grade.

Partnering for Preschool


April 1, 2008 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K EvaluationsWorkforce

In this study of the New Jersey Abbott preschool program, researchers identify ingredients of success others can use in developing programs with mixed delivery systems.

Preschool Program Improves Cognitive Control


November 1, 2007 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum

Findings from a study appearing in Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), show that the play-based Tools of the Mind curriculum can improve cognitive control (executive function) in preschool-age children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

What Research Says About K-8 Science Learning and Teaching


November 1, 2007 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumWorkforce

The way we teach science fails to recognize that "Children are capable of abstract reasoning and theory building from very early ages" writes Rutgers University science education professor Richard A. Duschl in a compelling article in the November/December 2007 issue of Principal, a magazine published by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

The Impact of Teacher Education on Outcomes in Center-Based Early Childhood Education Programs: A Meta-analysis


September 1, 2007 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumWorkforce
Pamela Kelley and Gregory Camilli

Does a teacher's bachelor's degree have a positive impact on early childhood education outcomes? This meta-analysis was conducted to provide a quantitative synthesis of research findings on the relationship of teacher educational attainment and measures of classroom quality and child development.

An Effectiveness-based Evaluation of Five State Pre-Kindergarten Programs using Regression-Discontinuity


June 1, 2007 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

An evaluation of the effects of prekindergarten programs in five states (Michigan, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West Virginia) on children’s receptive vocabulary, math, and print awareness skills. Authors Vivian Wong, Thomas Cook, Steve Barnett, and Kwanghee Jung used a rigorous research design to estimate effects.

Challenging Behaviors: Preschool as a Contributing or Ameliorating Factor?


March 1, 2007 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum
Lisa A. McCabe and Ellen Frede

Highly publicized research on preschooler's challenging behaviors in early care and education settings is examined in this NIEER working paper.

The Effects of the Arkansas Better Chance Program on Young Children’s School Readiness


January 1, 2007 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

NIEER study of Arkansas' state-funded preschool education program shows significant improvement in the early language, literacy and mathematical development of 4-year-old children.