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Fung Nickie, Conroy Kara, Brown Elizabeth, Harding Jessica F., Holdbrook Jeanette, Rankin Max, Roemer Grace, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Grantees faced challenges in their efforts to create and sustain systems change. Connecting the child care and workforce development systems required establishing new partnerships and progress sometimes stalled due to organizational change and…

Fung Nickie, Harding Jessica F., Brown Elizabeth, Conroy Kara, Holdbrook Jeanette, Roemer Grace, Rankin Max, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

SWFI grantees worked toward the overarching goal of removing child care barriers faced by working families in need of training by facilitating parents’ access to child care and child care subsidies. Addressing child care needs is crucial in…

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…
Haslip Michael J., December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated the link between public pre-kindergarten attendance and first grade literacy achievement in the United States. Participants (N = 1056; first grade children from one mixed-urban city in Virginia in 2012-2013) had either…
Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,307) were used to estimate the additive and multiplicative benefits of high-quality child care between birth to 54 months…
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…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Burchinal Margaret, Pierce Kim M., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Relations between early child care and adolescent functioning at the end of high school (EOHS; [mean] age = 18.3 years) were examined in a prospective longitudinal study of 1,214 children. Controlling for extensive measures of family background,…
King Margie, Gallagher Brenda, Vanelli Leslie, Zoblotsky Todd, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
The federally-funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant program provides opportunities outside of the regular school day for academic enrichment to help students meet state and local performance standards in core academic…
King Margie, Sharpe Kathryn, Gallagher Brenda, Zoblotsky Todd, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
The federally-funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant program provides opportunities outside of the regular school day for academic enrichment to help students meet state and local performance standards in core academic…
Almarode John, Edwards Elissa N., Bradburn Isabel, Downer Jason T., Ruzek Erik A., DeCoster Jamie, Jonas Deborah L., Gupta Sarika S., May, 2015
Reports & Papers
This study is the first to examine middle school outcomes for students who attended public prekindergarten in Virginia. Sixty-seven percent of students who attended Virginia public kindergarten in 2005-2006 could be followed into eighth grade in…
Park Heidi, Gallagher Brenda, Zoblotsky Todd, June, 2014
Reports & Papers
The federally-funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant program provides opportunities outside of the regular school day for academic enrichment to help students meet state and local performance standards in core academic…
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…
Linden Leigh L., Herrera Carla, Grossman Jean Baldwin, July, 2013
Reports & Papers
We assess the potential of academic OST programs through a four-year RCT of an intensive, comprehensive program. The program improves reading comprehension and problem solving scores after two years--but only the latter persists four years later.…
Park Heidi, Gallagher Brenda, Zoblotsky Todd, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant program provides opportunities outside of the regular school day for academic enrichment to help students meet state and local performance standards in core academic subjects. This report…
Denham Susanne A., Kalb Sara, Way Erin, Warren-Khot Heather Kiernan, Cooper Brittany Rhoades, Bassett Hideko H., May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
To better connect emotional development and social cognition literatures, in this study, the intersection of preschoolers' emotion and behaviour response choices to hypothetical peer conflicts was examined among 305 4.5-year-olds in private…