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Hilty Rowan, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hegseth Danielle, Thompson Joy A., Bultinck Erin, Fojut Jackson, Early Diane Marie, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Ensuring equitable access to high-quality early education for families from all racial, ethnic, and income backgrounds is a critical component for addressing systemic racism and inequality within the public education system. This study examined one…
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-…
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 --…
Barnett W. Steven, Jung Kwanghee, Friedman-Krauss Allison, Frede Ellen, Nores Milagros, Hustedt Jason T., Howes Carollee, Daniel-Echols Marijata, April-June 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
State-funded prekindergarten (preK) programs are increasingly common across the country. This study estimated the effects of eight state-funded preK programs (Arkansas, California, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West…
Valentino Rachel A., February, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Publicly funded pre-K is often touted as a means to narrow achievement gaps, but this goal is less likely to be achieved if poor and/or minority children do not, at a minimum, attend equal quality pre-K as their non-poor, non-minority peers. In this…
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…
Miller Portia, Votruba-Drzal Elizabeth, McQuiggan Meghan, Shaw Alyssa, February, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There are currently 2 principal models of publicly funded prekindergarten programs (pre-K): targeted pre-K, which is means-tested, and universal pre-K. These programs often differ in terms of the economic characteristics of the preschoolers enrolled…
Kyger Mariel, Barnhart Melissa, January, 2017
Reports & Papers

The current study was designed to answer two research questions: 1) Do children who have completed one year of LAUP preschool show an advantage in math and language performance, as compared to children of the same age who are beginning their year…

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…