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Connors-Tadros Lori, Northey Kaitlin, Frede Ellen, Hodges Katherine S., Jost Tracy, May 2021
Reports & Papers

In this report we share the results of case studies of four SOELs. To set the stage for the case studies, we highlight, in Section 1, the prior research that contributed to our conceptual framework. In Section 2 we describe our methodology. We…

Connors-Tadros Lori, Northey Kaitlin, Frede Ellen, Hodges Katherine S., Jost Tracy, May 2021
Executive Summary

This study sought to fill a gap in the literature regarding leadership in SOELs, how teams implement policy, and how an enabling environment with a commitment to a shared vision can produce a coherent and aligned early childhood education system…

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…

LaRocca Alison, 01 September, 2020
Reports & Papers
To understand the project’s impact and return on investment, Luminary Evaluation Group was engaged to conduct a survey of home-based childcare providers as well as the coaches, advocates, and administrators who may have accessed the resources or…
Schulman Karen, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center surveyed state child care administrators to help assess how COVID-19 was affecting child care in their states, how they were using their additional CCDBG funding to address the needs of their child care providers…
Alliance for Early Success, 2020
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this report is to paint a picture of the early childhood policy landscape in each state—the political climate, state revenue generated, percent of low-income young children, early childhood advocacy organizations, their policy agenda…
United States. Office of Child Care, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
This priorities report includes analysis of ACF-801 administrative data and summary information from 2019-2021 CCDF state plans. The CCDBG Act of 2014, and associated 2016, CCDF regulation require additional data elements to be reported by states,…
United States. Government Accountability Office, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report examines (1) the number and characteristics of state ECE programs and the extent to which they share characteristics or overlap with federal or other state programs; and (2) how states fund their ECE programs, including any related…
Brady Kristen, Norton Michael, Parello Nancy, Steinberg Adam, Tsai Maggie You Ming, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines CACFP, with a focus on the child care portion of the program. Based on input from child care providers, vendors providing food to children through CACFP and others participating in the program, this report examines the program's…
Boressoff Todd, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
An examination of sources of funding for child care services at institutions of higher education, based on a survey of, workshop with, and interviews with members of a campus child care organization
Rice Cynthia, February, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of the role of state funding for preschool in New Jersey school districts, based on surveys from administrators in 46 school district receiving limited state preschool funding and on interviews with administrators in 4 districts receiving…
National Conference of State Legislatures, August, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of state appropriations of state funds for early care and education programs in fiscal year 2011, based on a survey of legislative fiscal offices in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories
Clothier Steffanie, Poppe Julie, April, 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of state appropriations of state funds for early care and education programs in fiscal year 2010, based on a survey of legislative fiscal offices in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories
Superfine Benjamin Michael, Goddard Roger D., July 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A description of the educational research on the effectiveness of preschool used in 2 cases of school finance reform litigation, an analysis of the opportunities and pitfalls of the preschool remedy for inequity, and an examination of the…
Poppe Julie, Clothier Steffanie, May, 2009
Reports & Papers
A study of state appropriations of state funds for early care and education programs in fiscal year 2009, based on a survey of legislative fiscal staff in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories