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Michie Molly, Weisner Kennedy, Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Hearington Maelee, Kiscaden Sarah, Rothenberg Abby, Smith Amy Ela, May 2021
Reports & Papers

Louisiana’s first cohort of Ready Start Networks provide seven case studies in how communities can build more coordinated, higher quality ECE systems. This report and the accompanying profiles are the first in a set that aim to learn from these…

University of Virginia. EdPolicyWorks, May 2021
Executive Summary

In 2019, LDOE designated seven community networks that had made considerable progress on meeting these goals as the first cohort of “Ready Start Networks” and gave them a set of additional resources and supports to further strengthen their ECE…

Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
University of Virginia. EdPolicyWorks, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In 2012, Louisiana’s legislature passed the Early Childhood Education Act, known as Act 3, which aimed to unify the state’s fragmented ECE system and improve school readiness statewide. Prior to this legislation, subsidized child care centers,…

Markowitz Anna J., Sadowski Katharine, Hamre Bridget K., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Many policy efforts designed to improve the quality of early care and education (ECE) settings in the United States have focused on increasing teachers’ education levels, despite the weak evidence linking education to quality.…

Bassok Daphna, Magouirk Preston, Markowitz Anna J., January-December 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Despite substantial federal, state, and local investments in improving early care and education (ECE), we know little about whether ECE program quality has improved over time. The lack of data tracking the quality of publicly funded ECE programs…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Player Daniel, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality preschool experiences can promote children's short- and long-term development, yet many children in the United States still lack access to high-quality care. Many states have turned to Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) in an…
Bassok Daphna, Magouirk Preston, Markowitz Anna J., December, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report uses CLASS data from the last four years (2015-16 to 2018-19) to explore the extent to which Louisiana has been successful in improving the quality of ECE available to children and families statewide. The report presents trends in CLASS…
Grant Ashley A., Jeon Lieny, Buettner Cynthia K., May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
To understand factors that might impact teacher turnover, the current study explored predictors of early childhood teachers' professional commitment, which we define as a teacher's psychological bond to their profession and work as a teacher,…
Bowers Jason P., Cassellberry Joseph J., Isbell Daniel, Kyakuwa Julius, Li Yining, Mercado Emily M., Wallace Elizabeth M., Apr-June 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study is to describe the use of recorded music in child care centers during naptime. Using a cross-sectional survey design, administrators and teachers from 62 child care centers in Louisiana responded to an online questionnaire…
Vitiello Virginia E., Bassok Daphna, Hamre Bridget K., Player Daniel, Williford Amanda P., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Use of observational measures to monitor preschool quality is growing rapidly. Although a large body of research has examined the validity of classroom observation tools within the context of researcher-conducted studies, little research to date has…
Bronfin Melanie, Connors-Tadros Lori, Daily Sarah, Rahim Monica Candal, Cope Heather, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Louisiana, now in the third year of implementing the new early care and education accountability system, possesses two full years of data and practitioner experience with CLASS. These data and experiences provide opportunity not only for reflection…
Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Player Daniel, Zagardo Michelle, January, 2017
Reports & Papers
High quality early childhood education (ECE) programs can lead to substantial benefits for children, however many children are not attending programs of sufficient quality to yield meaningful developmental gains. To address this problem, states have…
Vitiello Virginia E., Bassok Daphna, Hamre Bridget K., Player Daniel, Williford Amanda P., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Use of observational measures to monitor preschool quality is growing rapidly. This paper examined the degree of agreement between local and research rater teams using an observational measure of preschool classroom quality, and the extent to which…
Buettner Cynthia K., Jeon Lieny, Hur Eunhye, Garcia Rachel E., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education has pronounced implications for young children's social-emotional learning. Although program structural and classroom process quality indicators have been widely explored, teachers' personal social-emotional capacity has…