NIEER Newsletter

May 28, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 21

HOT TOPICS How a Better Understanding of Scaling Can Enhance Early Childhood Policy and Improve Lives The University of Chicago’s new policy brief offers several recommendations on scaling early childhood education programs. “Policymakers can mitigate

May 21, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 20

HOT TOPICS Informing Continuous Improvement of Early Education at Scale Enabling large-scale public programs to learn as grow and as the populations they serve and contexts in which they operate change presents challenges and opportunities. New Jersey

May 14, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 19

HOT TOPICS How Can Cities Find Funding and Improve the Quality of Their Pre-K Programs? GG Weisenfeld, senior early childhood education policy specialist at NIEER, co-authored a new CityHealth article that describes two tools cities can use now to expa

May 7, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 18

HOT TOPICS Universal High-Quality Preschool in NJ: Academic Outcomes Through 10th Grade Higher achievement test scores and lower rates of grade repetition for children who attended a New Jersey universal preschool program persist through 10th grade, ac

April 30, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 17

HOT TOPICS Young Children in The American Families Plan The American Families Plan introduced by the Biden Administration this week contains multiple proposals that directly benefit young children over the next 10 years. These include $200 billion for

April 23, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 16

HOT TOPICS The State of Preschool Yearbook 2020: Most US Preschoolers Don’t Get a Quality Pre-K Education, the Pandemic Made it Worse The COVID-19 pandemic set back state preschool enrollment and funding across the U.S., more than in any other sector o

April 16, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 15

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 Yearbook a

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

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