NIEER Newsletter

July 23, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 29

HOT TOPICS NIEER Fact Sheet: Would parents enroll children in a free, high-quality preschool this fall? Eighty-one percent of parents recently surveyed indicated they would be either very or somewhat likely to enroll their children in a free, high-qual

July 16, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 28

HOT TOPICS UPK: Answers to 5 frequently asked, and important, questions With the possibility of historic new public investments in early care and education becoming a reality, important questions are being asked about universal pre-K. Why do we need it

July 9, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 27

HOT TOPICS NIEER Seeks Input from Early Childhood Workforce NIEER is seeking input from the early care and education workforce to inform the design of a future nationwide, state-representative survey of paid workers in early care and education for chil

July 2, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 26

HOT TOPICS PDG B-5-TA Seeking Annual Convening Proposals The Preschool Development Grants Birth Through Five Technical Assistance Center (PDG B-5 TA) is soliciting session proposals for the 2021 PDG B-5 annual convening, scheduled for Oct. 18-21. The c

June 25, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 25

TOPICS   How Can We Support Meaningful Interactions in Early Childhood Education and Care? US Perspectives Webinar on Monday, June 28 at 1 p.m. EDT NIEER and the Learning Policy Institute are sponsoring a webinar on Monday to launch the sixth edit

June 18, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 24

HOT TOPICS US Office of Child Care Publishes New Resource on Early Child Care Governance   A newly published toolkit co-authored by NIEER’s Dr. Lori Connors-Tadros provides state leaders resources on governance for effective early childhood systems. Ea

June 11, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 23

HOT TOPICS   New Guide Offers School Districts Advice on Using Federal Funds to Bolster Early Childhood Education A new guide explains how school districts can use federal funds provided through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to bolster ear

June 4, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 22

HOT TOPICS Effective State Offices of Early Learning: Structural Features, Enabling Conditions, and Key Functions in Four States Factors associated with effective policy implementation in four state offices of early childhood education are investigated

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

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