NIEER Newsletter

June 5, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 22

Hot Topics No Equity Without Excellence A new article offers insights into how to design and implement early education policy to advance equity. Broadly examining early childhood programs and policies in the Netherlands, the authors analyze the complex

May 29, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 21

Hot Topics Assessment Ensures High-Quality, Effective SEL Programs and Practices Penn State’s Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center points out opportunities for policy makers to support data-informed social emotional learning (SEL) in a new po

May 22, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 20

Hot Topics Preschool Teacher Named National Teacher of the Year For the first time, a preschool teacher has been selected National Teacher of the Year. Tabatha Rosproy, who teaches at Winfield Early Learning Center in Winfield, Kansas, was selected ove

May 15, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 19

Hot Topics New Web-based Tool for Early Childhood Educators and Families The University of Denver’s Marisco Institute offers a free resource for teachers, home visitors, and parents to support learning in mathematics for young children beginning with i

May 8, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 18

Hot Topics “Now is the time to invest in preschool education. Here’s why” Fortune has published a new opinion article by NIEER Founder and Senior Co-director Dr. Steven Barnett. With COVID-19 threatening the lives of millions and impacting every aspect

May 1, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 17

Hot Topics Improved COVID-19 Resource Page Information is now organized into three categories: top websites, state and city responses, and NIEER resources, making it easier to find the information you need. Resources will be updated on an ongoing basis

April 24, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 16

Hot Topics State of Preschool: Action Needed to Prevent Long-term Damage to Pre-K Amid COVID-19 Crisis; Pre-K’s Bipartisan Support Offers Optimism for Future NIEER’s State of Preschool report warns of the long-term dangers to pre-K from the current hea

April 17, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 15

Hot Topics New Guidance for Emergency Childcare Policy and Providers To ensure that childcare serving essential personnel during the COVID-19 emergency minimizes health risks, Rutgers Pediatrics Early Education Working Group has produced important guid

April 10, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 14

UPDATE – COVID-19 webinar added to Events section. Hot Topics US Should Prioritize Safety and Education of Young Children Amid COVID-19 How has China been able to educate more than 220 million children—including preschoolers—safely confined to their ho

April 3, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 13

Hot Topics Keeping a child-care center open amid coronavirus NIEER Policy Advisory Tracy Jost shared with The Washington Post the challenge she’s facing to maintain her child care center business during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This has been one of the

March 27, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 12

Hot Topics: COVID-19 Resources Guidance to Schools and Families for Remote/Online Early Education The Agency and Young Children Research Collective offers guidance to teachers, parents, and caretakers seeking to educate young children using online tech

March 20, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 11

Hot Topics ECE Lessons from China’s Response to COVID-19 Having dealt with COVID-19 longer than any nation, China offers important lessons for the US. China’s response can inform policymakers in America. China responded to the virus and its impact on c

March 13, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 10

Hot Topics ECE Policymakers and Advocates Respond to COVID-19 NIEER has created an online curated collection of Resources for Early Childhood Policymakers on Preventing and Preparing for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As COVID-19 spreads and national, s

March 6, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 9

Hot Topics New Mexico Creates Early Childhood Trust Fund New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation last month to create an early childhood trust fund. Launched with a general fund appropriation of $320 million and to be sustained by

February 28, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 8

Hot Topics Are Digital Apps a Substitute for “Real Preschool”? The use of digital media by young children has grown rapidly in the past decade. The dimensions of this change are better understood by the public and policy makers than its consequences. S

February 14, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 7

Hot Topics Remembering Ron Lally “Young children everywhere — along with their families and caregivers — lost one of their best friends and most passionate champions … with the unexpected death of our dear colleague Ron Lally.” Read more. ECE Resources

February 7, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 6

Hot Topics REL Mid-Atlantic Looks at Young Learner Growth Measures A new report addresses key issues for Kindergarten Readiness Assessments (KRAs) and assessment K-3 more generally. REL Mid-Atlantic’s new report on growth measures finds schools’ K–3 gr

January 31, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 5

Hot Topics Spotlight on the Poor Pay Problem for Early Childhood Teachers A new report from UnidosUS focuses on Latinx preschool teachers, the importance of teachers who understand the cultural backgrounds and home language, and the importance and chal

January 24, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 4

Hot Topics CSCCE: Educator Work Environments Are Children’s Learning Environments: How and Why They Should Be Improved Center for the Study of Child Care Employment’s new blog post discusses the importance of supportive early education work environment

January 17, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 3

Hot Topics Reducing Chronic Absenteeism Among Pre-K, Kindergarten Students New resources to help identify and reduce chronic absenteeism among pre-K and kindergarten students are available from the REL Mid-Atlantic and the New Jersey Department of Educ

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