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Impact Areas


Explore our evidence-based strategies for generating funding that will help decision-making, program improvement, and the development of effective policies and practices.

Maximizing Resources with NIEER Tools 

Educating your team on the processes that help secure and properly allocate funding is crucial to your program's success. NIEER has done numerous cost analyses for planning and restructuring ECE programs. We understand that early education programs often require significant resources to operate effectively. That's why we offer a range of cutting-edge tools developed in collaboration with leading experts. Our research-based tools, such as the Cost of Preschool Quality & Revenue estimator (CPQR) and the Classroom Assessment of Supports for Emergent Bilingual Acquisition (CASEBA), empower educators and policymakers to make informed decisions. 

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Unlock the Power of Data-Driven Funding 

Our tools provide you with data-driven insights into the most effective funding strategies and where resources are best allocated. We believe that data-driven decision-making is key to optimizing the impact of funding, ensuring that it is directed to areas where it is needed the most. With NIEER's tools, you can confidently navigate the complexities of funding and secure the necessary resources for your early education initiatives. 

Access Our Research Library

The National Institute for Early Education Research's comprehensive research library serves as a valuable resource for educators, policymakers, researchers, and anyone interested in the field of early childhood education. The library is a repository of research reports, policy briefs, academic papers, and other publications related to early childhood education. Many of the resources in the NIEER Research Library are made available for free as downloadable PDFs or accessible through links.

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    Research & Program Evaluations

    We evaluate nationwide early childhood programs, rigorously assessing impact. Data-driven evaluations span years, revealing strengths and weaknesses for targeted improvements. 

    NIEER Development Tools

    NIEER has created numerous proprietary research tools that include assessments, surveys, cost calculators, and evaluations, used by researchers and educators to gather data, analyze information, and evaluate the effectiveness of early childhood education programs. 

    International Journal of Childcare & Education Policy

    The International Journal of Childcare and Education Policy (IJCEP) is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal focusing on childcare and education policy research for young children. 

    Technical Assistance

    NIEER provides technical assistance to state advocates on improving the quality of early care and education programs and understanding the costs associated with high-quality programs. NIEER is producing a series of Guides to PreK Expansion and other resources to support state and national advocates in their efforts to ensure all children have access to high-quality early care and education. 

    Partnership with New Jersey

    New Jersey has a rich history of supporting early learning, evidenced by the state's Supreme Court decisions, legal regulations, financial investments, and committed state leadership. However, a pivotal turning point came with a landmark legal decision that sparked significant changes and laid the groundwork for progress over the last two decades.