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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),…

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.

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 CurriculumWorkforce

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.

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.

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.

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…

Worldwide Access to Early Childhood Programs: Where Do We Go From Here?


April 1, 2009

Early childhood care and education (ECEC) programs have become more and more available to children across the world during the past several decades. However, enrollment rates remain low in developing countries, where children are particularly disadvantaged. ECEC is one of six Education for All goals set at the World Education Forum in 2000 for expanding…

Pre-K Availability in Vietnam: Determinants of Early Attainment & Progress


April 1, 2009

Presentation by NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores and Emanuella di Gropello, World Bank, at the 2009 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. The presentation gives an overview of a paper that analyzes the effect of preschool availability in Vietnam on grade completion indicators, estimating the probability of grade completion and…