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NJ’s Preschool Expansion Districts: Progress and Evalation 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…

Variation in Head Start Teacher Qualifications, Compensation, and Turnover


March 2, 2017 FederalQuality and CurriculumWorkforce
Allison Friedman-Krauss, Ph.D.

NIEER Assistant Research Professor Allison FriedmanKrauss was a speker during the 2017 Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium Annual Meeting regarding policy implications of new research on qualifications and compensation of the early childhood workforce. Dr. Friedman-Krauss, co-author of the groundbreaking State(s) of Head Start report, discussed variations in Head Start teacher qualifications, compensation, and turnover across…

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…

Expanding “Good Start” Science Activities: How to Get More Out of Typical Preschool Science Experiences


November 8, 2016 English Language LearnersQuality and CurriculumWorkforce

In this 2016 NAEYC Annual Conference presentation, Alissa A. Lange, Ph.D. and Kimberly Brenneman, Ph.D. discussed how to build on popular preschool science activities (e.g., making playdough) so children develop key science inquiry skills and have the opportunity to truly be the naturally curious scientists they already are. Using a variety of “good start” activities…

Supporting Children’s Learning: The Classroom Environment


May 5, 2016 Quality and CurriculumWorkforce

Researchers and educators communicate prolifically about key elements of high-quality preschool. Yet, we don’t highlight often enough the quality that is needed later in the spectrum of early childhood education.   Read more.  The first video in our three-part series focuses on setting up the classroom environment to support children’s learning.

Exploring Classroom Content through Instructional Strategies


May 4, 2016 Quality and CurriculumWorkforce

Researchers and educators communicate prolifically about key elements of high-quality preschool. It is important that the high quality the field seeks in preschool is carried through to third grade, the upper end of the early childhood continuum.  Read more.  The second video  in this three-part series explores classroom content through effective instructional strategies and emphasizes assessment and differentiated…

Coaching Intervention for Kindergarten Teachers


September 1, 2015 Quality and Curriculum

For a recent Rutgers GSE Brown Bag Lecture, three researchers from one of the GSE’s special units, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Alexandra Figueras-Daniel, Jorie Quinn, and Shannon Riley-Ayers presented their research on a proposed intervention for 17 volunteer kindergarten teachers to improve quality. In addition to coaching, the support included professional learning communities,…

Highlights of the 2014 Nieer State of Preschool Yearbook: P-3 policy in context


September 1, 2015 Quality and Curriculum

NIEER Yearbook Orientation 2015


September 1, 2015 Quality and Curriculum

Incorporating Language Into Early Math Instruction: Using Research-Based, Developmentally Appropriate Strategies and Activities


November 1, 2014 Quality and Curriculum
Alissa Lange, Kimberly Brenneman, Jorie Quinn

This presentation from the NAEYC 2014 Annual Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas, discusses the value of incorporating language – both teacher and student – in early mathematics learning experiences.  This presentation, discusses the value of incorporating language – both teacher and student – in early mathematics learning experiences. It highlights the importance of starting with a…