NIEER Newsletter

January 8, 2021 – Volume 20, Issue 1

  HOT TOPICS   Pandemic’s Impact on Early Learning and Care Programs in California and Dual Language Learners New research by the nonprofit advocacy organization Early Edge California examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early lear

December 18, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 48

NIEER Newsletter will be on hiatus for the holidays, returning Friday, Jan. 8. From everyone at NIEER, please enjoy a joyful and safe holiday.   HOT TOPICS   Study Shows Pennsylvania Pre-K Program Benefits Young Learners Children who particip

December 11, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 47

HOT TOPICS Study: Mitigation Strategies Reduce Child Care COVID-19 Risk Child care and early education settings can reduce their COVID-19 transmission risk by following recommended mitigation strategies, according to research published this week by the

December 4, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 46

HOT TOPICS New Research Examines Educator Preparation Programs Nationwide research sponsored by the Early Educator Investment Collaborative and conducted by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Bellwether Education Partners, and NIEER ana

November 20, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 45

NIEER Newsletter will be on hiatus next week for Thanksgiving. From everyone at NIEER, enjoy a safe Thanksgiving.   HOT TOPICS   Cost-Effective Scalable Interventions for Infant-Toddler Development in Low-Income Contexts A cluster-randomized

November 13, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 44

HOT TOPICS High-Quality Early Learning Advances Equity, Says New Research from CUNY and Columbia University Research from The City College of New York and Teachers College at Columbia University illustrates seven principles of practice that offer an ex

November 6, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 43

HOT TOPICS ECE Ballot Initiatives Win in Tuesday’s Elections Early childhood education ballot initiatives—in St. Louis, San Antonio, Colorado, Multnomah County, Colorado, and Florida’s Leon County and Escambia County—won handily at the polls Tuesday ni

October 30, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 42

HOT TOPICS NIEER’S New Research on Bilingual Instruction A study co-authored by former and current NIEER faculty Alexandra Fiegueras-Daniel (now at Bank Street) and Zijia Li (and recently published by Early Childhood Research Quarterly) explores the ef

October 23, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 41

HOT TOPICS ITC@NIEER Study: New Jersey Childcare Centers Imperiled by COVID-19 Costs COVID-19 safety measures and class size limits and low state subsidies have put New Jersey childcare providers in financial peril, says new research from the Infant an

October 16, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 40

  HOT TOPICS Identifying Promising Strategies for Dual Language Learners Bellwether Education Partners has published new research on promoting early math learning for dual language learners (DLL). Language Counts: Supporting Early Math Development

October 9, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 39

HOT TOPICS MPI Policy Brief: Improving Immigrant, Refugee Family Home Visiting Enrollment A new policy brief from the Migration Policy Institute’s (MPI) National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy examines innovative state and local approaches to h

October 2, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 38

HOT TOPICS Declaration Recommends Steps for High Quality ECE in Latin America NIEER’s Dr. Milagros Nores joined representatives of the ministries and agencies responsible for early childhood education, experts, and representatives of civil society orga

September 25, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 37

HOT TOPICS Massive reductions in kindergarten enrollment reported this fall—preschool enrollment also falls An AP story reports that urban school districts are experiencing large declines in the percentage of students enrolling in preschool and kinderg

September 18, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 36

HOT TOPICS Kindergarten Entry Assessments During COVID New America’s recent blog Kindergarten Entry Assessments During COVID-19: How are States Adapting? (9/14/2020) examines how Ohio and South Carolina are implementing KEAs, including in-person data c

September 11, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 35

HOT TOPICS Summer Learning and Child Care. A newly published study investigated learning over the summer between preschool and kindergarten. The study found that learning slowed during summer with disadvantaged students suffering the largest slowdowns.

September 4, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 34

HOT TOPICS Brief Looks at Challenges and Solutions to Conducting Intensive Studies in Early Care and Education Settings The Administration for Children and Families (ACS) discusses the “unique challenges” of recruiting and collecting data from early ca

August 28, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 33

HOT TOPICS Learning Policy Institute Offers Framework for Education Equity and Effectiveness A recent report from the Learning Policy Institute provides an overarching framework of actions policymakers and educators can take to support equitable, effec

August 21, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 32

Hot Topics   A Podcast and New Research Follow NIEER’s Look at Pandemic’s Impact on Early Education The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) Knowledge Hub features a podcast with Dr. Steven Barnett discussing NIEER’s survey of the pa

August 14, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 31

Hot Topics Early Childhood Program Participation 2019: First Look Just out is a new report based on data from the 2019 National Household Education Survey regarding early childhood care and education for children birth to age 5 and not yet in kindergar

August 7, 2020 – Volume 19, Issue 30

Hot Topics Nebraska Survey Finds Child Care Providers Need Help During Pandemic Nebraska’s early care and education providers are under extraordinary stress from the pandemic and need more support to stay in business, according to a survey released by

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