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Browsing by topic: Quality and Curriculum

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Early Education in Georgia: Making the Smart Choice


June 1, 2012 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

NIEER Senior Research Fellow Jim Squires gave this keynote address at the GeorgiaForward Education Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

Experimental Comparison of Two-way & Monolingual Immersion in Preschool


June 1, 2012 English Language LearnersGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

At the Head Start National Research Conference in Washingon, DC, NIEER Director Steve Barnett spoke on instruction for English language learners in preschool education classrooms.

The Impact of Quality ECEC on Child Development: Designing Effective Policy and Practice


June 1, 2012 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumUniversal and Targeted

At the inaugural meeting of the Work and Family Researchers Network, NIEER Director Steven Barnett gave this presentation on the benefits of high-quality preschool education.

Recommendations for Preschool Indicators


May 1, 2012 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

At the Social Wealth Indicators workshop, organized by the Center for Partnership Studies, NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett spoke on recommendations for preschool indicators as part of a session dedicated to discussion of civil society, education, employment, health, and poverty indicators.

State Pre-K: Effectiveness, Access, and Support for Quality


May 1, 2012 Economics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

At the 2012 national seminar of the Education Writers Association (EWA), NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores joined a panel on early learning research, which also included Steven Hicks from the U.S. Department of Education, Lindsey Allard Agnamba of School Readiness Consulting, and Thoughts on Public Education co-writer Kathryn Baron as moderator. Dr. Nores spoke on the…

The State of Preschool 2011: On the Edge of a Crisis


April 6, 2012 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalUniversal and Targeted

Video – Growing and Learning in Preschool


January 20, 2011 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumWorkforce

Growing and Learning in Preschool NIEER’s five-minute video, Growing and Learning in Preschool, shows the essential features of a high-quality preschool program. You’ll see how a preschool curriculum based on solid research builds school and life-related skills, why well-qualified teachers are so important, and how play is integrated into learning. To order a VHS or…

2009 State Preschool Yearbook Webinar


June 1, 2010 AccessEconomics and FinanceQuality and CurriculumState & Local

State prekindergarten programs in the U.S. were featured in a June 29, 2010 webinar presented by NIEER Director Steve Barnett and the National Title I Association. Highlights from the presentation included trends in access, spending and quality standards as well as information on curriculum, English language learners, assessments, monitoring and family engagement.

Video – Preschool: America’s Best Investment


March 28, 2010 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

Preschool: America’s Best Investment Can investing in high-quality early education reduce the demand for high-cost special education, social welfare and criminal justice systems? NIEER Director Steve Barnett makes this point in this new video, which features children in preschool and parents who weigh in on the issue. The 7-minute video, Preschool: America’s Best Investment, is…

Beyond Calendars and Today’s Weather: Improving Instructional Quality and Learning Outcomes for Pre-K Mathematics and Science


November 1, 2009 Quality and CurriculumSTEMWorkforce

Presentation by NIEER Co-Director Ellen Frede and Research Professor Kimberly Brenneman at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, November 2009.