July 1, 2016 Access • Assessment • Economics and Finance • Federal • Governance and Accountability • Quality and Curriculum • State & Local
In this report we explore the extent to which 41 states, the District of Columbia, and three large cities support high-quality state-funded preschool education. The framework for our assessment of state capacity is provided by “15 essential elements” of high-quality pre-K. These can be categorized into three clusters: enabling environment, rigorous policies, and strong practices….
June 1, 2013 Access • English Language Learners • Quality and Curriculum • Special Education • State & Local
This policy report, co-released by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) and the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO), discusses trends in enrollment, funding, and quality standards, as well as English Language Learner and Special Education students, in state-funded pre-K between 2001-2002 and 2011-2012.
February 1, 2013 Access • Economics and Finance • Outcomes • State & Local • State Pre-K Evaluations • Universal and Targeted
This policy report clears up some common misconceptions about preschool's effectiveness and benefits, particularly in regards to the Obama administration's recent fact sheet on investing in early education.
April 1, 2011 Economics and Finance • Governance and Accountability • State & Local
This brief reviews sources and models of public financing of early care and education and makes recommendations for improving upon what currently exists so as to remove barriers to increasing program access and quality.
Policy Brief – Perspectives on the Impact of Pre-K Expansion: Factors to Consider and Lessons from New York and Ohio
February 1, 2011 Access • Quality and Curriculum • State & Local
The impact of state-funded pre-K expansion on the quality and supply of child care in New York and Ohio are assessed in this policy brief.
December 1, 2010 Access • Economics and Finance • State & Local
These papers report on enrollments and expenditures for ECCE across the decade from 1995 to 2005 using three harmonized National Household Education Surveys. They explore the metrics of enrollment patterns by age of child, mother’s employment, marital status, expenditure patterns and prices paid per hour of services.
December 1, 2009 Assessment • Governance and Accountability • State & Local • State Pre-K Evaluations
The capacity and quality of non-Abbott child care centers, Head Start programs, and school district preschool programs across New Jersey are assessed in this study by NIEER.
The APPLES Blossom: Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study (APPLES), Preliminary Results through 2nd Grade
July 1, 2009 Outcomes • State & Local • State Pre-K Evaluations
An ongoing study of New Jersey’s pre-K program finds that attending the program reduces grade retention and improves language, literacy and math skills.
March 1, 2009 Access • Economics and Finance • State & Local
Public support for the education and care of 3- and 4-year-olds has increased, but has this helped or hurt the provision of care for infants (children up to 12 months old) and toddlers (1- and 2-year-olds)? This policy brief examines trends in supply and demand in the infant/toddler care market, reviews state and federal policies for infant/toddler care, and recommends policy changes that could ensure new preschool policies benefit infant/toddler care and avoid unintended negative consequences.
March 1, 2009 Access • Governance and Accountability • Quality and Curriculum • State & Local • Universal and Targeted
This policy brief examines the efforts of six states in pursuit of preschool for all.