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Research on elements of quality of preK, links between quality and outcomes, and inclusion

Quality and Curriculum

Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions Across the World: (Under) Investing in the Very Young


September 2009

This paper reviews the international evidence on the benefits of early childhood interventions.

NIEER Working Paper – Mathematics and Science in Preschool: Policy and Practice


March 2009
Kimberly Brenneman, Judi Stevenson-Boyd and Ellen C. Fre

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.

Policy Brief: Providing Preschool Education for All 4-Year-Olds: Lessons from Six State Journeys


March 2009

This policy brief examines the efforts of six states in pursuit of preschool for all.

Effective Pre-School and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on Children’s Cognitive and Social Development in Year 6


March 2009

Effective Pre-School and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on Children’s Cognitive and Social Development in Year 6 By Pam Sammons et al. (2008) This brief from the Effective Preschool and Primary Education (EPPE) project presents findings that show preschool quality and effectiveness remained statistically significant predictors of educational attainment and social/behavioral outcomes through…

Policy Brief – Math and Science in Preschool: Policies and Practice


March 2009

This policy brief reviews research addressing the development of mathematics and science knowledge in preschool children, identifies areas that require further study, and outlines recommendations for early education policy in these domains.

Policy Brief – Federal Early Childhood Policy Guide For The First 100 Days


January 2009

At the request of President-elect Obama’s transition team, this NIEER policy brief provides guidance on federal investments in preschool and child care for the sake of America’s children.

Policy Brief – Connecting Neurons, Concepts, and People: Brain Development and its Implications


December 2008

This policy brief summarizes what is known about early brain development and corrects some of the common misunderstandings of the research.

Preschool Education and Its Lasting Effects: Research and Policy Implications


September 2008

Amid debate over the benefit of preschool programs, this new brief examines what researchers currently know about the potential of those programs to bring about positive change.

Preschool Influences on Mathematics Achievement


August 2008

Findings from this study indicate that high-quality preschool may be a factor in improving children's mathematical skills.

Partnering for Preschool


April 2008

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.