NIEER Newsletter

February 11, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 6

HOT TOPICS Pathways to Prosperity: Report from a Convening on Economic Security for Families with Infants and Toddlers Themes that emerged from an October 2021 convening of state leaders and national experts about strategies to promote the economic sec

February 4, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 5

HOT TOPICS One Swallow Does Not a Summer Make: Drawing Valid Inferences From the Longitudinal Evaluation of Tennessee Pre-K Outcomes Centuries ago the migration of swallows was known to be seasonal and their arrival a good predictor of the changing of

January 28, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 4

HOT TOPICS New Research Highlights the Benefits of Cash Support for Infants in Low-Income Families Cash support for low-income families benefits infant brain activity, research released this week demonstrated. The study, the first published from the ra

January 21, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 3

HOT TOPICS Caring for the Children of the World UNICEF called the COVID-19 pandemic the greatest challenge to children in the organization’s 75-year history in Preventing A Lost Decade: Urgent Action to Reverse the Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Chi

January 14, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 2

HOT TOPICS New Rapid Expert Consultation Identifies Strategies for Mitigating Pandemic Impacts on the Early Care and Education Sector The Societal Expert Action Network (SEAN) has issued strategies state and local decision makers can use to mitigate pa

January 7, 2022 – Volume 21, Issue 1

HOT TOPICS Research Highlights from 2021 NIEER produced a host of publications in 2021, 10 of which are of enduring interest to broad audiences. To invite you to revisit (or discover them for the first time) each is presented with a link and brief desc

December 17, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 50

The NIEER Newsletter will be on hiatus until Jan. 7, 2022. Happy holidays! HOT TOPICS CityHealth’s 2021 Annual City Assessment Ten of the nation’s largest cities received a gold medal from CityHealth recognizing their efforts in 2021 to create opportun

December 10, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 49

HOT TOPICS The Alliance for Early Success 50-State Progress Report on Early Childhood Policy The Alliance for Early Success has released its 2021 50-state progress report on early childhood policy, which provides state-level snapshots of the early chil

December 3, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 48

HOT TOPICS Closing the Leadership Gap: 2021 Status Update on Early Childhood Program Leadership in the United States Researchers at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership released a brief that summarizes state policies on program leadershi

November 19, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 47

HOT TOPICS National Group for State Early Childhood Education Professionals Changes Name The National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education has been renamed the National Association of State Leaders in Early Educa

November 12, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 46

HOT TOPIC Build Back Better continues to contain unprecedented proposals to increase federal support for child care and preschool education Despite recent changes, substantial federal support to lower the costs of child care for nearly all families wit

November 5, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 45

HOT TOPICS NIEER Research Featured in Early Childhood Research Quarterly NIEER researchers found preschool classroom instruction focused more on literacy, math and choice, with less time spent in the whole group and transitions, received higher quality

October 29, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 44

HOT TOPICS Build Back Better Framework’s Historic Opportunity to Strengthen Early Education and the Nation The Build Back Better Framework offers a historic evidence-based opportunity to transform early education in the United States before the end of

October 22, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 42

HOT TOPICS The 2021 Early Care and Education Leadership Development Compendium: A View of the Current Landscape The latest compilation of early childhood and education leadership development programs in the U.S. showed a decline in offerings. The 2021

October 15, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 41

HOT TOPICS Investing ARP and PDG Funds to Address the Early Childhood Workforce Shortage Early Childhood Development leaders at the Administration for Children and Families this week issued a letter calling on states, communities, and local programs to

October 8, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 40

HOT TOPICS Webinar: Including Family Child Care in State- and City-funded Pre-K Systems Join Home Grown, NIEER, state and city pre-K leaders, and special guests from the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Early Childhood Development on Oct.

October 1, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 39

HOT TOPICS New Research Identifies Factors Associated with Academic Success of English Learners Early intervention for young children learning English as a second language improved school attendance and long-term academic outcomes, researchers found. T

September 24, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 38

HOT TOPICS NIEER Offers Resources to Support Development of Universal Pre-K in NJ Gov. Phil Murphy this month announced plans to expand pre-K to all New Jersey 3- and 4-year-olds by the end of the decade. Another 19 school districts received $17 millio

September 17, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 37

HOT TOPICS The Benefits of Engaging Families in Learning and Development During Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Strong partnerships between parents and educators support learning and teaching at school, and are especially important for young children

September 10, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 36

HOT TOPICS Reducing COVID19 Transmission in Preschool Classrooms New modeling of COVID-19 transmission in preschool classrooms found that decreased classroom density and teacher vaccinations reduced total infections. “The model uses actual student and

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