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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…

Pre-K Effectiveness: Fade-Out, Fading or Catch-Up

January 31, 2018

NIEER Senior Co-Director Ellen Frede Ph.D. discussed research and critical state experiences concerning equity and high-fidelity implementation of pre-K in New Jersey during the Council of Chief State School Officers summit in January 2018. Her presentation included these key lessons for program design: Initial gains must be large & meaningful Structural features (resources) are necessary,…

Learning About Young Children: Play-based Screening in Early Childhood

January 10, 2018 AssessmentQuality and CurriculumState Pre-K Evaluations

NIEER/CEELO Senior Fellow Jim Squires  recently presented Learning About Young Children: Play-based Screening in Early Childhood at the 2018 Alabama First Class Pre-K Conference on January 4 in Mobile, Alabama. The annual conference attracts more than 2,000 early educators and administrations from throughout the state which features national and state experts. Jim’s presentation can be found…

Getting Intentional About Kindergarten through Third Grade Practices

October 20, 2017 Quality and Curriculum

NIEER Associate Research Professor Shannon Riley-Ayers, Ph.D ., and Assistant Research Professor Alexandra Figueras-Danie l Ph.D., along with Vincent Costanza, Ed.D., Superintendent in Residence, Teaching Strategies, LLC. shared this presentation during the 2017 New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association conference. What often results from our fragmented system of care and education is a lack of rigorous and appropriate experiences for children…

Curriculum Decision-Making: Dimensions to Consider

October 20, 2017

NIEER Research Assistant Professor Jessica Francis, Ph.D . and NIEER Research Project Coordinator Katilin Northey  shared this presentation during the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC) conference in October 2017. The educational effectiveness of P-3 programs relies on what curriculum is used and how well it is implemented. Curriculum, put simply, is the content…