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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…
Afterschool Alliance, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The 2020 Top 10 States for Afterschool brief delves into the data used to determine the top 10, as well as factors that may have contributed to each state’s ranking. What it finds overall is that every state in the top 10 has its own unique story of…
Jessen-Howard Steven, Malik Rasheed, Falgout Mary Katherine (MK), August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Expanding on previous child care supply analysis, the Center for American Progress collected data on infant and toddler child care supply from 19 states and the District of Columbia. In total, the sample represents close to 40 percent of the U.S.…
Carr Robert C., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
A statewide survey was undertaken to understand how early childhood educators sought to navigate this transition to remote learning, focusing on the teachers who administer the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) program—North Carolina's…
North Carolina. Division of Child Development and Early Education, Carr Robert C., May, 2020
Reports & Papers
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) sought to learn what NC Pre-K program staff were doing to provide remote learning services during the COVID-19 emergency…
Hooper Stephen, Costa Lara?Jeane C., Green Melissa B., Catlett Stephanie R., Barker Alexandra, Fernandez Edmund, Faldowski Richard A., April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to investigate the concurrent relationships between selected teacher-rated executive function (EF) and a comprehensive array of emergent literacy skills in preschool children after adjusting for targeted covariates…
Hill Zoelene, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines how Black and Hispanic parents' report of intergroup relations measured through group identity, linked fate, competition, and conflict are related to their utilization of Head Start services in a region that experienced Hispanic…
Muschkin Clara G., Ladd Helen F., Dodge Kenneth A., Bai Yu, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Based on growing evidence of the long-term benefits of enriched early childhood experiences, we evaluate the potential for addressing gender disparities in elementary school through early care and education programs. Specifically, we explore the…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Lee Kenneth T.H., Whitaker Anamarie A., Pierce Kim M., January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Effects associated with early child care and out-of-school time (OST) during middle childhood were examined in a large sample of U.S. adolescents (N = 958). Both higher quality early child care AND more epochs of organized activities (afterschool…
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-…
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…
Porterfield Mary Lee, 2020
Reports & Papers

The infant-toddler period is recognized as critical to children’s concurrent and subsequent outcomes and success in school and life. The quality of early care and education (child care) for children at this sensitive period of development…

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…

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…