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Literacy Development: The Why and How of Early Education


March 1, 2013 Quality and Curriculum

NIEER Assistant Research Professor Shannon Riley-Ayers presented on early literacy experiences in the preschool classroom. At the “Prepare for Life! Raising Awareness for Early Literacy Education” conference in Leipzig, Germany, NIEER’s Dr. Shannon Riley-Ayers gave this presentation on language and literacy learning during the preschool years, discussing some of the research base on this important…

Presentation to the U.S. Department of Education on AVANCE


March 1, 2013 Outcomes

This presentation looks at the research on AVANCE’s early childhood education and care programs. NIEER’s Associate Director of Research, Milagros Nores, joined a panel of other presenters on March 7 to speak to the U.S. Department of Education on the AVANCE program. Specifically, Dr. Nores spoke on NIEER’s ethnographic study on the benefits of AVANCE’s…

The Economics of Early Childhood Programs: Lasting Benefits and Large Returns


March 1, 2013 Economics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

NIEER Associate Director of Research Milagros Nores presented at a conference at Loyola University in Chicago entitled “Early Childhood Education for the Future: The Creative Use of Public-Private Partnerships to Provide Cost-Effective, High-Quality School Readiness Program.” Dr. Nores was part of a panel discussing the educational, social and economic benefits of preschool education along with Sara…

The True Value of ECE


March 1, 2013 Economics and FinanceOutcomesState & Local

This presentation includes findings from decades worth of research on preschool education and its benefits. NIEER Director Steven Barnett was one of the presenters at a Congressional briefing on the importance of investing in early childhood education, including economic benefits. Dr. Barnett presented the research findings on pre-K education’s outcomes, including NIEER’s most recent study…

Presentation on Third Grade Reading Success


January 1, 2013 Outcomes

Thomas Schultz, CEELO Senior Scientist and Program Director at the Council of Chief State School Officers, presented to the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee early childhood work group on January 7. This presentation focused on third grade reading success, highlighting evidence of disparities and gaps between low- and high-risk students and providing evidence on why…

CEELO Presentation to the North Central Comprehensive Center Advisory Board Meeting


January 1, 2013 AccessState & Local

Dr. Lori Connors-Tadros, NIEER’s Senior Project Director for the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO), presented to the North Central Comprehensive Cente r’s Advisory Board meeting in Denver, Colorado. The presentation shared an overview of early childhood policies in the region’s four states – Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Dr. Connors-Tadros discussed CEELO’s goals to build State Education Agencies’ capacity to support…

Investing in Early Childhood Education and Care


November 1, 2012 Economics and FinanceOutcomes

NIEER Director Steve Barnett presented the key note address at an international conference on “Early Childhood: Secure Childhood. Promising Future” at Princess Nora University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  His presentation and paper, jointly authored with NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores, was titled Investing in Early Childhood Education: A Global Perspective . ANother file

Early Childhood Development in Latin America: A Cost-Effective Poverty Eradication Strategy


November 1, 2012 Economics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

Milagros Nores, NIEER’s Associate Director of Research, joined Columbia University’s celebration of 50 years of Latin American studies at the school by speaking about early childhood education research and policy at “A Conversation on Education Across the Americas.” This event featured a panel made up of alumni from the university’s Teachers College. The other panelists…

Investing in Better Early Care and Education to Improve Human Development


October 1, 2012 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumUniversal and Targeted

NIEER Director Steve Barnett spoke about the return on investment in supporting pre-K with public funding at the Global HR Forum in Seoul, South Korea.

Desarrollo de la Educacion Inicial: Lecciones aprendidas alrededor del mundo


August 1, 2012 Economics and FinanceOutcomes

In this Spanish-language presentation, NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett discussed investing in the first five years of life to promote children’s healthy development. Dr. Barnett gave this presentation at the Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He spoke on the importance of public investments in early education for children to reach their full potential.