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The Impact of Quality ECEC on Child Development: Designing Effective Policy and Practice


June 1, 2012 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumUniversal and Targeted

At the inaugural meeting of the Work and Family Researchers Network, NIEER Director Steven Barnett gave this presentation on the benefits of high-quality preschool education.

State Pre-K: Effectiveness, Access, and Support for Quality


May 1, 2012 Economics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

At the 2012 national seminar of the Education Writers Association (EWA), NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores joined a panel on early learning research, which also included Steven Hicks from the U.S. Department of Education, Lindsey Allard Agnamba of School Readiness Consulting, and Thoughts on Public Education co-writer Kathryn Baron as moderator. Dr. Nores spoke on the…

Recommendations for Preschool Indicators


May 1, 2012 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

At the Social Wealth Indicators workshop, organized by the Center for Partnership Studies, NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett spoke on recommendations for preschool indicators as part of a session dedicated to discussion of civil society, education, employment, health, and poverty indicators.

The State of Preschool 2011: On the Edge of a Crisis


April 6, 2012 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalUniversal and Targeted

Looking at Student Work: Using Peer-to-Peer Teacher Workgroups to Establish Accuracy and Usefulness of Child Observations


November 1, 2011 Assessment

This presentation explores improvements to child observations, including collecting accurate observations and work samples, documenting and applying evidence to assessments, and improving usefulness and accuracy of data. This presentation was originally given at the 2011 NAEYC Annual Conference by Judi Stevenson-Garcia, Shannon Riley-Ayers and Ellen Frede.

Now What? Using Those “Anecdotals” for Intentional Teaching


April 1, 2011 Assessment

Presented at the 38th Annual Head Start Conference in Kansas City, Missouri by Shannon Riley-Ayers, Judi Stevenson-Garcia, and Ellen Frede, this presentation describes how to move from anecdotes to intentional teaching using the NIEER-developed Early Learning Scale.

Video – Growing and Learning in Preschool


January 20, 2011 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumWorkforce

Growing and Learning in Preschool NIEER’s five-minute video, Growing and Learning in Preschool, shows the essential features of a high-quality preschool program. You’ll see how a preschool curriculum based on solid research builds school and life-related skills, why well-qualified teachers are so important, and how play is integrated into learning. To order a VHS or…

Planned Explorations and Spontaneous Discoveries: Supporting Scientific Inquiry in Preschool


August 1, 2010 OutcomesWorkforce

This presentation describes the benefits of science for preschool students, acknowledges the challenges educators face, and provides practical strategies for fulfilling our responsibilities to young learners. Assistant Research Professor Kimberly Brenneman delivered this featured presentation at the DLM Summer Institute in July 2010.

Video – The Value of Pre-K: Mothers Discuss Preschool Benefits


July 16, 2010 State & Local

Parents of children in state-funded preschool education programs tell their personal stories in these interviews, available in both English and Spanish. These videos are made available for use by the media, educators and others. You may view them on YouTube, embed them on your site or download them. English Download The Value of Pre-K video Spanish Download El Valor de la Educación Preescolar video

Enhancing Policy and Practice for Young Dual Language Learners: What Is the Research Base?


June 1, 2010 English Language Learners

At the NAEYC Professional Development Institute in Phoenix, Ellen Frede, NIEER co-director, and Eugene García, NIEER Scientific Advisory Board member and vice president of Arizona State University, co-presented on the topic of English Language Learners (ELLs). Specifically, Drs. Frede and Garcia spoke on the research base for policy and practice for young dual language learners (DLLs),…