NIEER Newsletter

August 12, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 32

HOT TOPICS Expanding Access to Outdoor Preschool in Publicly Funded Programs   Outdoor preschool has gained in popularity in recent years, and the global pandemic, with high indoor transmission rates, only boosts the appeal. Few outdoor preschools are

August 5, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 31

HOT TOPICS Early Childhood Workforce Special Series: Strengthening Systems: Embedding Equity when Defining Quality  NIEER Assistant Research Professor Dr. Alexandra Figueras-Daniel will speak at a webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 9 focused on defining and meas

July 29, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 30

HOT TOPICS State of Preschool Yearbook 2021 Appendix Now Available The complete 2021 State of Preschool Yearbook “Appendix” is now available! This means that you can find answers to every question in the State of Preschool Yearbook survey from all 64 s

July 22, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 29

HOT TOPICS Early Education and Adult Health: Age 37 Impacts and Economic Benefits of the Child-Parent Center Preschool Program Three decades out, participants in the high-quality Chicago Child-Parent Center preschool program experienced positive long-t

July 15, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 28

HOT TOPICS A Live Conversation on A New Vision for the Future of Childcare   Leaders in child care will join Chi Offomah, care constellation program lead at IDEO.org, and Krista Scott, senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, today

July 8, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 27

HOT TOPICS Roundtable Discussion: Helping Practitioners Understand and Utilize ECE Implementation Research in Their Daily Practice   The Foundation for Child Development will host a July 21 webinar on preparing early educators and the role research pla

July 1, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 26

HOT TOPICS Building a Well-Qualified Transitional Kindergarten Workforce in California: Needs and Opportunities   School districts in California will need to hire between 11,900 and 15,600 additional lead teachers by 2025-26 to meet staffing needs rela

June 24, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 25

HOT TOPICS The Administration for Children and Families’ National Research Conference on Early Childhood 2022 The Administration for Children and Families will host the virtual National Research Conference on Early Childhood June 27-29. The goals of th

June 17, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 24

HOT TOPICS Public Childcare Benefits Children and Mothers: Evidence from a Nationwide Experiment in a Developing Country   Substantial positive benefits were found in the first randomized evaluation of an at-scale child care program in a developing cou

June 10, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 23

HOT TOPICS Maria Adelaida López, Executive Director aeioTU, Announced as Winner of the 2022 LEGO Prize Award Maria Adelaida López, executive director of the Colombian social enterprise aeioTU, was awarded the 2022  LEGO Prize at the annual LEGO Idea Co

June 3, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 22

HOT TOPICS   Education Justice Lecture — Beyond Either/Or: The Constitutional Right to an Equitable and Diverse Public Education The Education Law Center’s annual Education Justice Lecture on June 9 will explore the constitutional right to an equitable

May 27, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 21

HOT TOPICS Mourning the Loss of Innocent Children and Teachers Killed in Uvalde, Texas   In a statement released Thursday, the National Academy of Education shared their grief over the loss of 19 children and two teachers in a school shooting in Uvalde

May 20, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 20

HOT TOPICS Physical Activity Opportunities in US Early Child Care Programs   Children enjoy playing outside, especially in warmer weather, yet only 43 percent of Head Start and child care centers met national guidelines for both sufficient number

May 13, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 19

HOT TOPICS Quality Early Learning: Nurturing Children’s Potential Report Launch   The World Bank will host an event on Tuesday, May 17 at 9 a.m. EDT to launch their new publication, Quality Early Learning: Nurturing Children’s Potential. The publicatio

May 6, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 18

HOT TOPICS State of Preschool 2021 NIEER’s State of Preschool 2021 Yearbook covers the first school year fully impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yearbook authors Allison Friedman-Krauss and W. Steven Barnett were joined by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra

April 29, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 17

HOT TOPICS Pandemic Erased a Decade of Progress for Public Pre-K Programs We now have data on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on state-funded preschool — and it is dire. A decade of progress was lost and existing inequality within the early-childhood

April 22, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 16

HOT TOPICS What is the State of Preschool Now?  The 2021 edition of The State of Preschool Yearbook will be released Tuesday, April 26. The report provides a 20-year perspective and explores the pandemic’s impact on the 2020-21 school year, the first t

April 15, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 15

HOT TOPICS State Policies Shape the Racial and Ethnic Diversity of the Prekindergarten Workforce State policies play a big role in shaping the racial and ethnic diversity of pre-K educators. In an essay for The Learning Curve at The Urban Institute, Er

April 8, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 14

HOT TOPICS Towards a Global Science of Child Development: Challenges and Opportunities A robust science of child development requires research on broad samples of children from around the world. To support this effort, the Society for Research in Child

April 1, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 13

HOT TOPICS Make Every Day Music Monday   Music is a powerful learning tool, especially for young children, and nobody knows that better than early childhood educators. Music Monday kicks off the Week of the Young Child  (April 2-8), an annual celebrati

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