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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…
Ansari Arya, Gottfried Michael A., September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a sample of pre-K attendees from 11 states in the United States (n = 2,966), we examined whether early childhood educational experiences contribute positively or negatively to later preschool absences. Although some of the most important…
Tandon Pooja S., Hassairi Nail, Soderberg Janet, Joseph Gail E., April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Gross motor and physical activity opportunities in early childhood are important for promoting health and development. We conducted two studies with the following aims: (1) to describe the quality of gross motor/physical activity early learning…
Schwartz Heather L., Hamilton Laura S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Gomez Celia J., Huguet Alice, Jaycox Lisa H., Leschitz Jennifer T., Tuma Andrea Prado, Tosh Katie, Whitaker Anamarie A., Wrabel Stephani L., 2020
Reports & Papers
Schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs across the United States are increasingly prioritizing and implementing practices to support children's social and emotional development. This report provides early implementation lessons from six…
Keating Kim, Cole Patricia A., Schaffner Mollyrose, 2020
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 bridges the gap between science and policy with national and state-by-state data on the well-being of America's babies. The 2020 edition of the Yearbook, along with issue-based briefs, adds to the ability to see…
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…
Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…
Ullrich Rebecca, Schmit Stephanie, Cosse Ruth, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief examines children's access to CCDBG-funded child care in states by race and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year (FY) 2016, building upon CLASP's previous Disparate Access research. (author abstract)
Keating Kim, Daily Sarah, Cole Patricia A., Murphey David A., Pina Gabriel, Ryberg Renee, Moron Leanna, Laurore Jessie, 2019
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 is a first-of-its-kind resource for stakeholders who recognize the critical importance of supporting the healthy development and well-being of America's babies and toddlers. It seeks to bridge the gap between…
Nores Milagros, Barnett W. Steven, Jung Kwanghee, Joseph Gail E., Bachman Lea, Soderberg Janet, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report presents findings for the third year (2017-18) of the program and is centered on classroom quality and children's learning. The report includes information on the children served, children's learning and development during the school…
Early Diane Marie, Sideris John, Neitzel Jennifer C., LaForett Dore R., Nehler Chelsea G., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale - Third Edition (ECERS-3) is the latest version of one of the most widely used observational tools for assessing the quality of classrooms serving preschool-aged children. This study was the first…

Valentino Rachel A., February, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Publicly funded pre-K is often touted as a means to narrow achievement gaps, but this goal is less likely to be achieved if poor and/or minority children do not, at a minimum, attend equal quality pre-K as their non-poor, non-minority peers. In this…
Kim Do-Hong, Lambert Richard G., Burts Diane C., 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although dual language learners (DLLs) are linguistically, culturally, and socially diverse, researchers usually study them in aggregate and compare them to non-DLLs. The authors' purpose was to identify subgroups of preschool DLLs using latent…
Ackerman Debra J., 2018
Reports & Papers
In this report I share the results of a document-based, comparative case study aimed at increasing our understanding about the potential utility of state kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) to provide evidence of English learner (EL)…
Horm Diane M., File Nancy, Bryant Donna M., Burchinal Margaret, Raikes Helen, Forestieri Nina, Encinger Amy Johnson, Cobo-Lewis Alan B., Q1 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Ensuring that young children, especially infants and toddlers, experience consistency in child care providers over time is a practice endorsed by multiple professional organizations. This practice, commonly referred to as continuity of care (CoC),…