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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

2009 State Preschool Yearbook Webinar


June 1, 2010 AccessEconomics and FinanceQuality and CurriculumState & Local

State prekindergarten programs in the U.S. were featured in a June 29, 2010 webinar presented by NIEER Director Steve Barnett and the National Title I Association. Highlights from the presentation included trends in access, spending and quality standards as well as information on curriculum, English language learners, assessments, monitoring and family engagement.

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),…

Video – Preschool: America’s Best Investment


March 28, 2010 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

Preschool: America’s Best Investment Can investing in high-quality early education reduce the demand for high-cost special education, social welfare and criminal justice systems? NIEER Director Steve Barnett makes this point in this new video, which features children in preschool and parents who weigh in on the issue. The 7-minute video, Preschool: America’s Best Investment, is…

Dorothy Strickland’s Congressional Testimony on Early Literacy


November 1, 2009 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum

Dorothy Strickland, NIEER Distinguished Research Fellow, testified before the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on early literacy learning experiences, focusing on what is known, what is needed, how to improve and what is needed from the federal government to ensure high quality literacy learning experiences for young children that research shows can help reduce grade…

Beyond Calendars and Today’s Weather: Improving Instructional Quality and Learning Outcomes for Pre-K Mathematics and Science


November 1, 2009 Quality and CurriculumSTEMWorkforce

Presentation by NIEER Co-Director Ellen Frede and Research Professor Kimberly Brenneman at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, November 2009.

The Changing Landscape of Pre-K: Examining the changes and impacts of quality standards in prekindergarten at the national, state, district and program levels.


June 1, 2009 Quality and CurriculumState & Local

Presentation on policies, implementation strategies and monitoring of quality standards in prekindergarten at the national, state, district and program levels.

Seeing the Learning in Play: Using Performance-based Assessment to Document and Enhance Learning in Play


June 1, 2009 AssessmentOutcomesQuality and CurriculumWorkforce

Presentation by NIEER Research Professor Shannon Ayers and Co-director Ellen Frede on the Early Learning Scale and the importance of learning through play.

Child Outcomes of the Arkansas Better Chance Prekindergarten Program in Kindergarten and First Grade


April 1, 2009

This presentation, presented by NIEER researchers Jason T. Hustedt, W. Steven Barnett, and Kwanghee Jung at the 2009 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, focuses on early results from a 5-year longitudinal study of the state-funded Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) prekindergarten program. The goal of this study is to estimate the…