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Building a System to Support Effective PreK

February 25, 2019

NIEER Senior Co-Director Ellen Frede, Ph.D. on February 20, 2019presented invited testimony on Pre-K for All to a joint hearing for the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance and the Assembly Education Committee. Her talk focused on best practices from other states around the nation. View the slides  here .

The AVANCE Randomized Trial Outcomes Study

February 6, 2019

NIEER Co-Director for Research Milagros Nores presented a Brown Bag Lecture at Rutgers University Graduate School of Education discussing  The AVANCE Randomized Controlled Trials Outcomes Study. This trial was part of a larger study on the cultural sensitivity of the AVANCE program. Dr. Nores’ paper addressed: The impact of the AVANCE program on participants’ parenting practices, child…

Recommendations for NC Pre-K Funding

January 24, 2019

NIEER  Founder and Senior Co-Director  Steven Barnett  joined PNC Regional President Jim Hansen for a webinar discussing a new NIEER report,  Barriers to Expansion of NC pre-K: Problems and Potential Solutions , including recommendations for efficient and effective methods to publicly fund high-quality preschool programs. Barriers to expansion of state pre-K, in North Carolina and elsewhere, include lack of pay parity between private pre-K providers and the public schools,…

The Imperative to Invest in Infants and Toddlers: Why and How

January 3, 2019 Economics and Finance
Lori Connors-Tadros

CEELO Senior Project Director Lori Connors-Tadros shared this presentaion in December 2018 with the Louisiana Early Childhood Care and Education Commission . The Louisiana legislature has charged the Commission with making recommendations to build on the current early care and education (ECE) quality infrastructure. The presentation provides information on how selected states have developed a sustainable financing plan for increasing access…

PDG B-5: Goals and Opportunities for New Mexico

September 17, 2018 FederalOutcomesState & Local

On September 6, 2018, CEELO  Senior Project Director Lori Connors-Tadros led a discussion of the goals and opportunities of the federal Preschool Development Grant Birth to 5 (PDG B-5) program to a cross-sector group of stakeholders convened by Early Learning New Mexico. The  presentation outlined goals of the new federal preschool development grant and opportunities for New Mexico to use federal funding…

Social and Emotional Learning: Keys to School and Workplace Success

August 27, 2018 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE), in conjunction with the Pacific Resources for Educational Learning Pacific Regional Comprehensive Center, in August 2018 hosted a professional development training entitled “Social & Emotional Learning: Keys to School and Workplace Success.” Participants received trained on topics including identifying the components of Social & Emotional Learning; understanding the role of Social & Emotional Learning in an integrated, developmentally appropriate…

A Look at Prekindergarten Across the Country

August 17, 2018 Economics and FinanceState & Local

NIEER Early Childhood Education Policy Specialist Karin Garver  and  CEELO Senior Project Director Lori Connors-Tadros  presented a webinar hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures discussing  The State of Preschool 2017 yearbook , and calculating costs for quality using the  CPQ&R  tool. The webinar was part of NCSL’s Early Learning Fellows Webinar Series. The NCSL Care and Education project covers a range of policy…

Increasing Returns from Large Scale Investment in ECE

June 22, 2018 Economics and FinanceInternationalOutcomes

NIEER Founder Steven Barnett was a keynote speaker during the  Second International Early Childhood Action Congress  held June 14 & 15, 2018 in Paris focused on “The Transition to School: Equity, quality & innovation.” Dr. Barnett shared this presentation during the “Key Promising Paths to Strengthening Transition Capacity Building” session, addressing questions such as the need to invest in the educational…

Right from the Start: Cradle to Kindergarten

February 14, 2018 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum

NIEER Senior Co-Director Ellen Frede recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by Right from the Start NJ, a statewide advocacy effort dedicated to ensuring resources and services are in place so infants and toddlers can achieve the highest level of cognitive, emotional, and physical development possible. The discussion featured “Cradle to Kindergarten” authors Ajay Chaudry,…

Approaches to Financing State Prekindergarten Programs

January 31, 2018

NIEER Founder and Senior Co-Director W. Steven Barnett Ph.D. presented research on different preschool funding schema drawing from national models, highlighting cost of quality and state education infrastructures, and effective state support systems during the Council of Chief State School Officers summit in January 2018. His presentation identified key policy decisions: How is Pre-K funding…