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Reynolds Arthur J., Eales Lauren, Ou Suh-Ruu, Mondi Christina F., Giovanelli Alison, 22 March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Given the scarcity of effective obesity prevention programs, there is a pressing need for innovative and scalable models that begin early in life and break risk cycles. Promising evidence exists that multisystemic preschool programs can promote…
Sheridan Kathleen M., Wen Xiaoli, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This is an evaluation study of the effectiveness of an online early mathematics professional development program for early childhood teachers. The eight online courses, along with the Math at Home: Early Math Matters website and…
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.…

Watts Tyler W., Ibrahim Deanna A., Khader Alaa, Li Chen, Gandhi Jill, Raver C. Cybele, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In the current article, we examine the long-run school selection patterns of children randomly assigned to the Chicago School Readiness Project, an early childhood educational (ECE) intervention that aimed to improve the quality of Head Start…
Spring Forward, National Summer Learning Association, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
This brief highlights the findings of a program quality assessment from a collaboration between the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) and Spring Forward, a nonprofit based in Rock Island, Illinois, that provides educational and enrichment…
Varshney Nishank, Lee Sangyoo, Temple Judy A., Reynolds Arthur J., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper examines the impact on parent involvement in second grade in the Midwest Child-Parent Centers (MCPC), a high-quality preschool-to-third-grade school reform model. A new focus of research on early childhood programs is understanding how…
Fryer, Jr. Ronald G., Levitt Steven D., List John A., Samek Anya, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
We present the results of a novel early childhood intervention in which disadvantaged 3-4-year-old children were randomized to receive a new preschool and parent education program focused on cognitive and non-cognitive skills (CogX) or to a control…
Yazejian Noreen, Bryant Donna M., Kuhn Laura J., Burchinal Margaret, Horm Diane M., Hans Sydney L., File Nancy, Jackson Barbara, Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The effectiveness of Educare, a center-based early education program, in improving child outcomes at age 3 was evaluated in a randomized clinical trial. Educare programs serve children from birth to age 5 and are designed to reduce the achievement…
Cappelen Alexander W., List John A., Samek Anya, Tungodden Bertil, July 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We present results from the first study to examine the causal impact of early-childhood education on the social preferences of children. We compare children who, at 3–4 years old, were randomized into either a full-time preschool, a parenting…

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…

Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Burkhardt Tiffany, Dasgupta Denali, Schlecht Colleen, Carreon Erin Devorah, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
The CYPP program is a combination of mentorship, peer support, home visiting, enrichment sessions, and subsidized employment placements in Head Start centers. The program intends to address the barriers that often prevent young families from…