December 1, 2013 Access • Economics and Finance • Outcomes • State & Local • Universal and Targeted
In 2013, preschool education received more attention in the media and public policy circles than it has for some time, in part because of a series of high-profile proposals to expand access to quality pre-K. The scientific basis for these proposed expansions of quality pre-K is impressive. This paper brings to bear the full weight…
September 1, 2011 Access • Economics and Finance • Quality and Curriculum • Universal and Targeted
In this paper for the National Research Council and U.S. Equity and Excellence Commission, NIEER Director Steve Barnett looks at studies that provide rigorous estimates of the effects of some large scale, state-funded pre-K programs – both targeted and universal. Using available data on preschool access in the United States, Dr. Barnett also provides estimates on pre-K enrollment by family income and the costs of providing educationally effective pre-K programs to all children.
August 1, 2008 Access • Outcomes • Quality and Curriculum • Universal and Targeted
Findings from this study indicate that high-quality preschool may be a factor in improving children's mathematical skills.
June 1, 2008 Access • Outcomes • State & Local • State Pre-K Evaluations • Universal and Targeted
Georgetown study finds Oklahoma's state-funded preschool for all program boosts children's skills dramatically.
March 1, 2006 Access • Economics and Finance • Governance and Accountability • State & Local • Universal and Targeted
This NIEER working paper summarizes three studies projecting the economic consequences of expanding preschool programs toward universal enrollment in three states - Massachusetts, Ohio and Wisconsin.