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Weyer Matt, August 2021

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…

Williams Stacey C., Barajas Clara B., Milam Adam J., Olson Linda Steffel, Leaf Philip J., Connolly Faith, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An early adopter of public preschool (i.e., pre-kindergarten, "pre-k"), evidence from Baltimore City, Maryland, can provide insight for those working to improve access to early education opportunities. We followed a cohort of children entering…
Capizzano Jeffrey, Bhat Soumya, Kim Brian Kubok, Concepcion Felisa, September 2019
Reports & Papers

In 2019, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) was awarded a $10.6 million federal grant through the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) program. A primary goal of the grant is to create a strategic plan that…

Halle Tamara, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This four-year project is a partnership between Child Trends and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Division of Early Childhood, which is the Lead Agency administering Maryland’s Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program 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…
Bettencourt Amie F., Gross Deborah, Ho Grace, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report examines the relationships between social-behavioral readiness in kindergarten as measured by the Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) and three costly school outcomes for City Schools' students through third grade: being retained…
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…
Forry Nicole D., Davis Elizabeth E., Welti Kate, Q3 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research has found disparities in young children's development across income groups. A positive association between high-quality early care and education and the school readiness of children in low-income families has also been demonstrated. This…
Zhao Huafang, Modarresi Shahpar, February, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship of participation in full-day Head Start in Montgomery County, Maryland, to second grade school and academic performance, based on a comparison of assessment data and report cards from children who participated in full-day…
Patton Christine, Wang Justina, September, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of state- and local-level approaches to the kindergarten transition process in California, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Virginia, based on interviews with 24 key informants
Zhao Huafang, May, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of the characteristics of the children in Montgomery County, Maryland, who enter kindergarten through Early Entrance to Kindergarten (EEK), which allows young children to enter kindergarten if they are within six weeks of the entrance…
Connolly Faith, Olson Linda Steffel, March, 2012
Reports & Papers
This study looks at attendance in the early grades of elementary school. In particular, we focus on students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) and Kindergarten (K). We follow these young students over several years to determine their pattern of…
Maina Nyambura Susan, December, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship of participation in full-day Head Start in Montgomery County, Maryland, to first grade reading and math performance, based on a comparison of assessment data from children who participated in full-day Head Start, part-day…
Zhao Huafang, Modarresi Shahpar, April 2010
Reports & Papers
An investigation of the effect of prekindergarten program length on children?s school readiness and future participation in special education services, based on a sample of 391 students in half-day Head Start classes, 260 students in full-day Head…
Maryland. State Department of Education, 2009
Reports & Papers
A survey of teacher ratings of the school readiness of Maryland kindergartners during the fall of 2009