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Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2021
Reports & Papers

The 18th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, includes information for every state on child enrollment, funding, staffing, and…

National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), 2021
Reports & Papers
The 2019-2020 State of Preschool survey included a supplement to collect information about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected state-funded preschool beyond 2019-2020 into the 2020-2021 school year. The pandemic impacted policies, practices, and…
Weisenfeld GG, Frede Ellen, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report reviews the current integration of FCCs in publicly-funded pre-K. This is followed by a discussion of the potential opportunities and challenges derived from an analysis of current state policies and the FCC literature base.…

Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2020
Reports & Papers
The 17th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, provides government policymakers valuable information for planning short- and long-…
Cohen-Vogel Lora, Sadler James R., Little Michael, Merrill Becca, Curran F. Chris, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Over the past few decades, we have witnessed a surge in publicly funded pre-K programs in the United States. Today, policy makers in 45 states and the District of Columbia have adopted them. Combining information from twelve datasets, we use…

Maxwell Kelly, Warner-Richter Mallory, Partika Anne, Franchett Audrey, Kane Maggie C., August, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes publicly available information about the coordination or inclusion of Head Start across various aspects of state and territory ECE systems. The findings are organized by nine topics: the agency housing Head Start Collaboration…
United States. Government Accountability Office, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report examines (1) the number and characteristics of state ECE programs and the extent to which they share characteristics or overlap with federal or other state programs; and (2) how states fund their ECE programs, including any related…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, DiCrecchio Nicole, 2019
Reports & Papers
The State of Preschool 2018 is the 16th edition of NIEER's annual report tracking state-funded preschool access, resources, and quality. Since 2002, the preschool landscape has changed in many ways; and in others, it has remained the same --…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Weisenfeld GG, Kasmin Richard, DiCrecchio Nicole, Horowitz Michelle, 2018
Reports & Papers
The State of Preschool 2017 is the 15th edition of NIEER's annual report tracking state-funded preschool access, resources, and quality. Since 2002, many states have made progress, a few have fallen behind, and a handful have emerged as leaders. As…
Barnett W. Steven, Kasmin Richard, 2017
Reports & Papers
In this paper, we provide insight into the current landscape and efficacy of compensation parity policy in state-funded pre-K. Special focus is placed on what policies states employ to require that compensation of preschool teachers to be equivalent…
Barnett W. Steven, Friedman-Krauss Allison, Weisenfeld GG, Horowitz Michelle, Kasmin Richard, Squires James H., 2017
Reports & Papers
This annual report examines access to, quality standards in, and resources devoted to state-funded preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children during the 2015-2016 school year. It is based on a survey of administrators of state-funded…
Barnett W. Steven, Friedman-Krauss Allison, Gomez Rebecca E., Horowitz Michelle, Weisenfeld GG, Brown Kirsty Clarke, Squires James H., 2016
Reports & Papers
This annual report examines access to, quality standards in, and resources devoted to state-funded preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children during the 2014-2015 school year. It is based on a survey of administrators of state-funded…
Mead Sara, Mitchel Ashley LiBetti, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
Both charter schools and preschools have shown tremendous potential to change the educational and life trajectories of low-income kids. In combination, they could do even more to improve the odds for our nation's most vulnerable youngsters. But…
Barnett W. Steven, Carolan Megan E., Squires James H., Brown Kirsty Clarke, Horowitz Michelle, 2015
Reports & Papers
This annual report examines access to, quality standards in, and resources devoted to state-funded preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children during the 2013-2014 school year. It is based on a survey of administrators of state-funded…
Barnett W. Steven, Carolan Megan E., Squires James H., Brown Kirsty Clarke, May, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report provides an overview of state supported preschool enrollment and state funding of preschool programs. Information provided here is based primarily on data collected from state agencies that manage preschool programs through the State of…