NIEER Newsletter

October 14, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 41

HOT TOPICS Building Early Learning Latine Educators (BELLE): Developing a Pipeline of Latine Early Childhood Leaders in New Jersey, A Unique New Model   The proportion of Latine teachers and administrators in early childhood education lags behind

October 7, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 40

HOT TOPICS Prevalence of Chronic Diseases, Depression, and Stress Among US Childcare Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic   Early care and education (ECE) professionals 2-3 months into the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic were found to have elevate

September 30, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 39

HOT TOPICS Impacts of Two Public Preschool Programs on School Readiness in San Francisco Two public preschool programs in California had positive impacts on students’ school readiness at kindergarten entry, researchers at Stanford University found. The

September 23, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 38

HOT TOPICS Universal Pre-K and College Enrollment: Is There a Link?  Children who attended Tulsa’s universal public pre-K program were more likely to attend two- and four-year colleges than children who did not attend pre-K or Head Start, according to

September 16, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 37

HOT TOPICS Short and Medium-Run Effects of a High-Quality Early Education Intervention   A high-quality early childhood program in Colombia had positive impacts on children’s health and cognitive development, NIEER co-Director for Research Milagros Nor

September 9, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 36

HOT TOPICS Assistant Teachers in State-funded Preschool Programs   Assistant teachers are an integral component of the preschool classroom. However, there is limited research on the impact of assistant teacher qualifications and training on child outco

September 2, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 35

HOT TOPICS Kindergarten Academic and Social Skills and Exposure to Peers with Pre-Kindergarten Experience   Kindergarteners who attended pre-K and those who didn’t both showed modestly larger gains in inhibitory control and vocabulary when they had mor

August 26, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 34

HOT TOPICS QRIS and Interaction: Do Quality Rating Systems Reflect Individual Experience?   Approximately one quarter of children receive very little adult-child interaction in early learning settings, even in the highest-rated classrooms within a stat

August 19, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 33

HOT TOPICS Practice Guide: Preparing Young Children for School   Research has identified specific practices that can better prepare children ages 3-5 to benefit from school in kindergarten and beyond. A panel of experts compiled this research into seve

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, 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

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