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Weyer Matt, August 2021
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The pandemic has brought significant attention to the importance of early care and education (ECE), as well as the importance of engaging families in new ways. For the majority of the country, it has brought to light what advocates and…

Vandell Deborah Lowe, Simpkins Sandra, Pierce Kim M., Brown B. Bradford, Bolt Daniel, Reisner Elizabeth R., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Patterns of afterschool activities were studied in low-income, ethnically diverse children (n = 1796, M age = 8.7 yrs). Cluster analyses indicated four reliable clusters: (a) regular participation in a high-quality afterschool program, (b)…

Strambler Michael J., Irwin Clare W., Meyer Joanna L., Coleman George (George A.), April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Connecticut is often identified as a state with one of the largest achievement gaps in the country. Research has shown that the achievement gap is often present when children are assessed at school entry, but Connecticut does not administer a…
McCoy Dana Charles, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, Ziol-Guest Kathleen M., Duncan Greg J., Schindler Holly S., Magnuson Katherine A., Yang Rui, Koepp Andrew, Shonkoff Jack P., November, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite calls to expand early childhood education (ECE) in the United States, questions remain regarding its medium- and long-term impacts on educational outcomes. We use meta-analysis of 22 high-quality experimental and quasi-experimental studies…
Lillard Angeline S., Heise Megan J., Richey Eve M., Tong Xin, Hart Alyssa, Bray Paige M., 30 October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Quality preschool programs that develop the whole child through age-appropriate socioemotional and cognitive skill-building hold promise for significantly improving child outcomes. However, preschool programs tend to either be teacher-led and…

United States. Government Accountability Office, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Education's 21st Century program--funded about $1 billion annually since 2002--supports a broad array of activities outside the school day to improve student outcomes in high-poverty or low-performing K-12 schools. A statement accompanying the…
Goldstein Jessica, McCoach D. Betsy, Yu HuiHui, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recent federal investments in early childhood assessment systems are the result of a national need for developmentally appropriate, psychometrically sound instruments to monitor young children and evaluate the effectiveness of their learning…
United States. Department of Education. Office for Civil Rights, 21 March, 2014
Reports & Papers
A child's early education, including preschool and elementary school, sets the foundation for his or her future success. The 2011-12 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) collected early-childhood-education-related data such as preschool access and…
Stephens Samuel A., Studdiford Donna, July, 2011
Reports & Papers

An exploration of changes in kindergarten transition practices and policies in communities participating in Discovery, a Connecticut initiative to build the capacity of communities and state advocacy organizations to influence early childhood…

University of Connecticut. Center for Applied Research in Human Development, February, 2011
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of Connecticut state-funded after school programs that examines program and participant characteristics, program implementation, and student performance, based on an analysis of state and program administrative data from the 2009-2010…
Afterschool Alliance, October, 2009
Reports & Papers
A 2009 update of and comparison to a 2004 study of the after school child care arrangements of kindergarten through grade 12 students, based on a survey of nearly 30,000 households
Black Alison R., Somers Marie-Andree, Doolittle Fred C., Unterman Rebecca, Grossman Jean Baldwin, September 2009
Reports & Papers
Impacts after the second year of implementation of the Evaluation of Enhanced Academic Instruction in After-School Programs, a two-year intervention and random assignment evaluation of structured math and reading instruction in after school programs…
Stephens Samuel A., Studdiford Donna, 23 June, 2009
Reports & Papers
Findings from an evaluation of the Discovery Initiative in Connecticut, an initiative to improve the quality and supply of early childhood services, promote coordination in children?'s transition to school, and to improve children?'s socioemotional…
Horan Diane M., 2009
Reports & Papers
A qualitative case study of the reports and perceptions of both community-based preschool teachers and public school kindergarten teachers, within their respective organizational culture frameworks, regarding vertical curriculum alignment between…
Black Alison R., Doolittle Fred C., Zhu Pei, Unterman Rebecca, Grossman Jean Baldwin, June 2008
Reports & Papers
Impacts after the first year of implementation of the Evaluation of Enhanced Academic Instruction in After-School Programs, a two-year intervention and random assignment evaluation of structured math and reading instruction in after school programs…