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PDG B-5: Goals and Opportunities for New Mexico

September 17, 2018 FederalOutcomesState & Local

On September 6, 2018, CEELO  Senior Project Director Lori Connors-Tadros led a discussion of the goals and opportunities of the federal Preschool Development Grant Birth to 5 (PDG B-5) program to a cross-sector group of stakeholders convened by Early Learning New Mexico. The  presentation outlined goals of the new federal preschool development grant and opportunities for New Mexico to use federal funding…

Social and Emotional Learning: Keys to School and Workplace Success

August 27, 2018 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE), in conjunction with the Pacific Resources for Educational Learning Pacific Regional Comprehensive Center, in August 2018 hosted a professional development training entitled “Social & Emotional Learning: Keys to School and Workplace Success.” Participants received trained on topics including identifying the components of Social & Emotional Learning; understanding the role of Social & Emotional Learning in an integrated, developmentally appropriate…

Increasing Returns from Large Scale Investment in ECE

June 22, 2018 Economics and FinanceInternationalOutcomes

NIEER Founder Steven Barnett was a keynote speaker during the  Second International Early Childhood Action Congress  held June 14 & 15, 2018 in Paris focused on “The Transition to School: Equity, quality & innovation.” Dr. Barnett shared this presentation during the “Key Promising Paths to Strengthening Transition Capacity Building” session, addressing questions such as the need to invest in the educational…

Right from the Start: Cradle to Kindergarten

February 14, 2018 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum

NIEER Senior Co-Director Ellen Frede recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by Right from the Start NJ, a statewide advocacy effort dedicated to ensuring resources and services are in place so infants and toddlers can achieve the highest level of cognitive, emotional, and physical development possible. The discussion featured “Cradle to Kindergarten” authors Ajay Chaudry,…

SECC and MWCC Regional Institute Nurturing High-Quality Early Learning and Leadership Across the Pre-K-3 Continuum

September 20, 2017 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum

NIEER Senior Research Fellow Jim Squires Ph.D. was a presenter during a September 2017  early childhood institute  hosted by the Southeast and Midwest Comprehensive Centers at American Institutes for Research focused on nurturing high-quality early learning and leadership across the pre-K to Third Grade continiuum. His presentations included  State and Local Strategies for Transforming the Great Divide between Birth-5 and K-3 , and  The Art of Art: Using Fine Art to Promote Early Learning

NJ’s Preschool Expansion Districts: Progress and Evaluation Results After One Year

May 1, 2017 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Jessica Francis, Ph.D.

Poster presented by NIEER Assistant Research Professor Jessica Francis at SCRD 2017 Summary of Results & Discussion Over just one year of implementation, the quality of New Jersey’s preschool expansion classrooms has improved immensely. This is based on findings from an external evaluation of all 122 classrooms in 17 districts: • Average ECERS-3 score was…

Longitudinal Measurement Invariance of the Preschool Observation Record

May 1, 2017 OutcomesState Pre-K Evaluations
Zijia Li, Ph.D.

Powerpoint Presentation at AERA 2017 Annual Meeting by NIEER Assistant Research Professor Zijia Li Summary Findings: The unidimensional model provides a parsimonious and near precise solution for the dimensionality assessment of the 32-item Preschool OnlineCOR and the 8-item COR-ST The graded response model showed better fit than the reduced graded response model for the 32-item…

Primary Education Quality Presented to NJASCD Early Childhood Summit

January 26, 2017 AssessmentOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

NIEER Assistant Research Professor Shannon Riley-Ayers Ph.D., was a featured speaker during the January 2017 New Jersey Early Childhood Summit focused on bridging the gap in early learning preschool to third grade. Dr. Riley-Ayers’ presentation focused on “Supporting a Developmentally Appropriate and Academically Rigorous Primary School.”  Today, educators and leaders are faced with the challenge…

ECEC Evaluation: What Can We Learn From the Past?

July 1, 2014 AssessmentOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

Presentation by Steve Barnett at  The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years in Amsterdam .

Research and Use of Evaluation to Influence ECEC Policy

June 1, 2014 AssessmentGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

Presentation by Steve Barnett at  The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years in Amsterdam .