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Williams Ashley C., Montoya Elena, Kim Yoonjeon, Austin Lea J. E., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

California is moving quickly to transform transitional kindergarten (TK) into a universal preschool program to be available to all four-year-olds in the state by 2025 (California Legislative Information, 2021b). This will create the need for as…

Smith Linda K., McHenry Kathlyn, June 2021
Other

This paper will make the case for policymakers to consider investing in the entire early care and education system rather than create new structures that could further isolate programs-such as Pre-K-from the mixed delivery system. (author…

Weiland Christina, Greenberg Erica, Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Luetmer Grace, Abenavoli Rachel, Gomez Celia J., Johnson Anna D., Harden Brenda Jones, Maier Michelle F., McCormick Meghan P., Morris Pamela A., Nores Milagros, Phillips Deborah A., Snow Catherine, June 2021
Other

As the United States starts to recover from the pandemic, ECE leaders continue to need a clear understanding of the pandemic’s impact both on young children’s learning and on the ECE programs and teachers that play a critical role in the lives of…

Weiland Christina, Greenberg Erica, Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Luetmer Grace, Abenavoli Rachel, Gomez Celia J., Johnson Anna D., Harden Brenda Jones, Maier Michelle F., McCormick Meghan P., Morris Pamela A., Nores Milagros, Phillips Deborah A., Snow Catherine, June 2021
Executive Summary

This brief synthesizes the evidence on the pandemic’s impact on young children’s learning and on the ECE programs and teachers that play a critical role in the lives of young children, families, and the U.S. economy. Leaders need a clear…

Connors-Tadros Lori, Northey Kaitlin, Frede Ellen, Hodges Katherine S., Jost Tracy, May 2021
Reports & Papers

In this report we share the results of case studies of four SOELs. To set the stage for the case studies, we highlight, in Section 1, the prior research that contributed to our conceptual framework. In Section 2 we describe our methodology. We…

Connors-Tadros Lori, Northey Kaitlin, Frede Ellen, Hodges Katherine S., Jost Tracy, May 2021
Executive Summary

This study sought to fill a gap in the literature regarding leadership in SOELs, how teams implement policy, and how an enabling environment with a commitment to a shared vision can produce a coherent and aligned early childhood education system…

Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief includes data about American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and the systemic inequities that they face. A table compares the AI/AN population to national averages for various metrics including poverty, unemployment, and…

Doocy Sean, Kim Yoonjeon, Montoya Elena, Chavez Raul, April 2021
Reports & Papers

In spring and summer 2020, during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) reached out firsthand to directors of center-based programs and home-based family child care providers, via…

Melnick Hanna, Plasencia Sara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This research review summarizes what is known about the extent to which COVID-19 spreads in child care and preschool programs. It synthesizes findings from 11 studies that measure transmission in these settings, both in the United States and…
Weisenfeld GG, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To understand the degree to which the Covid-19 pandemic affected young children’s learning and preschool experiences, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducted two nationally representative surveys of parents of children…
McHenry Kathlyn, Smith Linda K., March, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report provides a national overview of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) expenditures on child care. It examines trends in TANF spending on child care (5-year and 20-year) and the intersection of TANF and Child Care and…

McHenry Kathlyn, Smith Linda K., March, 2021
Executive Summary
This is a summary of a report that provides a national overview of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) expenditures on child care. It examines trends in TANF spending on child care (5-year and 20-year) and the intersection of TANF and…
Reid Jeanne L., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Melvin Samantha A., March 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

As the provision of publicly funded pre-kindergarten has expanded in recent years, public programs for infants and toddlers have received relatively little policy attention. However, federal, state, and local governments are now trying to promote…

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…

Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Increased funding and support of tribal early childhood programs can help AI/AN children and families to heal and thrive, in resistance to historical trauma and adversity. This brief summarizes available data about AI/AN children and families and…