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Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Weiland Christina, Taylor Anne, Penfold Louisa, Snow Catherine, Sachs Jason, McCormick Meghan P., March 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief is part of an ongoing study that is tracking implementation of the Boston Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) expansion, including effects of the COVID-19 crisis on UPK community-based centers. We use administrative and interview data to…

Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

Gebhart Tracy, Carlson Julianna, Harris Phoebe, Epstein Dale J., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Although there has recently been an increased focus on the benefits and challenges of implementing a salary or compensation parity policy, little has been written about how these policies affect the ECE workforce directly. The purpose of this brief…
Steber Kathryn (Kate), Epstein Dale J., December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet describes strategies and initiatives offered through Partnerships for Early Learners that are designed to support and strengthen the early care and education (ECE) workforce in Indiana.
Dowsett Chantelle J., Steber Kathryn (Kate), Epstein Dale J., December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Beginning in July 2019, all lead teachers in publicly funded centers in Louisiana are required to obtain their ECAC within 24 months of employment. The ECAC aims to provide foundational training that serves as the minimum qualification that is well-…
Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), Stoney Louise, September, 2019
Other
A well-trained and qualified early care and education (ECE) workforce is essential to produce desired results: children eager to learn, happy, healthy, and well-prepared to succeed in school and life. Attracting and retaining such a workforce is a…
Reid Jeanne L., Melvin Samantha A., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

In recent decades, state funding for preschool programs has more than tripled as more states are trying to create universal access to Pre-K. Efforts to expand Pre-K access typically include the use and coordination of multiple preschool settings…

Lieberman Abbie, November, 2018
Other
This paper explores the policy changes in Louisiana that led to it and offers important lessons for other states grappling with how to prepare and support their early childhood educators to better serve young children. Louisiana has implemented…
Reid Jeanne L., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Melvin Samantha A., Healey Bridget F., Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, August 1 2018
Other

This document includes data tables related to the report "Building a Unified System for Universal Pre-K in New York City: The Implementation of Pre-K for All by Setting and Auspice."

Reid Jeanne L., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Melvin Samantha A., Healey Bridget F., Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, August 1 2018
Reports & Papers

The aim of the study is to assess the implementation of the PKA initiative as it varies by UPK program setting (schools vs. NYCEECs) and auspice (DOE-UPK, Child Care, and/or Head Start), as well as by the resource level of the neighborhoods in…

Reid Jeanne L., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Melvin Samantha A., Healey Bridget F., Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, August 1 2018
Other

This document includes survey and interview responses related to the report "Building a Unified System for Universal Pre-K in New York City: The Implementation of Pre-K for All by Setting and Auspice."

Whitebook Marcy, McLean Caitlin, Austin Lea J. E., Edwards Bethany, 2018
Other

This second edition of the biennial Early Childhood Workforce Index continues to track the status of the ECE workforce and related state policies in order to understand changes over time. We have added several new analyses and updated our policy…

Whitebook Marcy, McLean Caitlin, Austin Lea J. E., Edwards Bethany, 2018
Executive Summary
This second edition of the biennial Early Childhood Workforce Index continues to track the status of the ECE workforce and related state policies in order to understand changes over time. We have added several new analyses and updated our policy…
Hao Winona, January, 2018
Other
Current state policies are not adequate to support high-quality ECE. Yet there are many opportunities for state boards to improve ECE policy in their states. This report discusses the ongoing and potential work in several areas of state board…
Rebell Michael A., Wolff Jessica R., Kolben Nancy S., Holcomb Betty, December, 2017
Other
Quality early education, with sustained, appropriate investment in the essential elements documented by research to make a difference for children's development and learning, can be a game-changer for children, families, communities, public school…