NIEER Newsletter

April 9, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 14

THE STATE OF PRESCHOOL 2020   Release Date Set for 2020 The State of Preschool Yearbook The 2020 edition of The State of Preschool Yearbook is scheduled for release on Monday, April 19. With preschool on the national political agenda, the 2020 Yea

April 2, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 13

HOT TOPICS NIEER Outlines Plan to Achieve Universal Preschool in the US Universal high-quality preschool is achievable within the next 30 years if the federal government partners with state and local governments to share costs under a two-part plan pro

March 26, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 12

HOT TOPIC NYC Expanding 3-K to All Community School Districts New York City is expanding its “3-K for All” program, making free, full-day preschool available to an additional 16,500 3-year-olds. The expansion means 3-K will be available in all communit

March 19, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 11

HOT TOPICS NIEER Report: The Pandemic’s Present and Future Harms to Early Learning The pandemic’s impact on state budgets and preschool enrollment not only set back early learning this school year but threaten future funding for preschool programs, acc

March 12, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 10

HOT TOPICS ACF and CDC Host Early Childhood Vaccine Webinar Today, March 12 President Joe Biden has directed all states to prioritize school staff and child care workers for COVID-19 vaccinations, challenging them to get these essential workers their f

March 5, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 9

HOT TOPIC Data to Inform Policy to Address the Pandemic’s Impact on Young Children and Families The pandemic has adversely affected young children and their families globally. In a recent blog Diego Luna-Bazaldua and Adelle Pushparatnam of the Word Ban

February 26, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 8

HOT TOPICS NIEER Survey: Inequalities in Lost Learning Opportunities and Social Emotional Impacts from Pandemic Children ages 3 to 5 have lost important learning opportunities to the pandemic, according to a nationwide NIEER survey. Preschool participa

February 19, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 7

HOT TOPICS TODAY: ITC@NIEER Presents ‘5 Things We Know and 5 Things We Don’t But Should’ The Infant and Toddler Policy Research Center at NIEER presents “5 Things We Know and 5 Things We Don’t But Should” today, Friday, Feb. 19, at 1:30 PM ET. The hour

February 12, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 6

HOT TOPICS ITC@NIEER Presents ‘5 Things We Know and 5 Things We Don’t But Should’ The Infant and Toddler Policy Research Center at NIEER presents “5 Things We Know and 5 Things We Don’t But Should” on Friday, Feb. 19. The hourlong webinar beginning at

February 5, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 5

HOT TOPICS ITC@NIEER Presents ‘5 Things We Know and 5 Things We Don’t but Should’ The Infant and Toddler Policy Research Center at NIEER presents “5 Things We Know and 5 Things We Don’t but Should” on Friday, Feb. 19. The hourlong webinar beginning at

January 29, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 4

HOT TOPIC NIEER is launching a new policy research center focused on education and care for infants and toddlers: ITC@NIEER As a key priority for the new center is policy in the Garden State, the ITC@NIEER will host, “A Conversation on Child Care and E

January 22, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 3

HOT TOPICS Corona Pandemic in the United States Shapes New Normal for Young Children and Their Families NIEER researchers used a nationwide survey of 1,000 parents of preschoolers, along with other strategies, to explore the overwhelming impact the COV

January 15, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 2

HOT TOPICS Why Do We Focus On The Prenatal-to-3 Age Period?: Understanding The Importance Of The Earliest Years The human brain grows most rapidly in the first three years of life, and an individual’s health and wellbeing during that period has lifelon

January 8, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 1

  HOT TOPICS   Pandemic’s Impact on Early Learning and Care Programs in California and Dual Language Learners New research by the nonprofit advocacy organization Early Edge California examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early lear

December 18, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 48

NIEER Newsletter will be on hiatus for the holidays, returning Friday, Jan. 8. From everyone at NIEER, please enjoy a joyful and safe holiday.   HOT TOPICS   Study Shows Pennsylvania Pre-K Program Benefits Young Learners Children who particip

December 11, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 47

HOT TOPICS Study: Mitigation Strategies Reduce Child Care COVID-19 Risk Child care and early education settings can reduce their COVID-19 transmission risk by following recommended mitigation strategies, according to research published this week by the

December 4, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 46

HOT TOPICS New Research Examines Educator Preparation Programs Nationwide research sponsored by the Early Educator Investment Collaborative and conducted by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Bellwether Education Partners, and NIEER ana

November 20, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 45

NIEER Newsletter will be on hiatus next week for Thanksgiving. From everyone at NIEER, enjoy a safe Thanksgiving.   HOT TOPICS   Cost-Effective Scalable Interventions for Infant-Toddler Development in Low-Income Contexts A cluster-randomized

November 13, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 44

HOT TOPICS High-Quality Early Learning Advances Equity, Says New Research from CUNY and Columbia University Research from The City College of New York and Teachers College at Columbia University illustrates seven principles of practice that offer an ex

November 6, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 43

HOT TOPICS ECE Ballot Initiatives Win in Tuesday’s Elections Early childhood education ballot initiatives—in St. Louis, San Antonio, Colorado, Multnomah County, Colorado, and Florida’s Leon County and Escambia County—won handily at the polls Tuesday ni

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