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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…
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)
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…
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…
Nores Milagros, Barnett W. Steven, Joseph Gail E., Stull Sara, Jung Kwanghee, Soderberg Janet, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report presents second year (2016-17) findings from the impact evaluation, focusing on classroom quality and children's learning. We report for SPP basic statistics that describe: the children served, children's learning and development…
Miller Portia, Votruba-Drzal Elizabeth, McQuiggan Meghan, Shaw Alyssa, February, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There are currently 2 principal models of publicly funded prekindergarten programs (pre-K): targeted pre-K, which is means-tested, and universal pre-K. These programs often differ in terms of the economic characteristics of the preschoolers enrolled…
Walker Christina, Schmit Stephanie, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
A recent CLASP analysis found that access to child care subsidies is sharply limited for all eligible children, but even more so for particular racial and ethnic groups and in particular states. A striking finding is that eligible Latino children…
Frankenberg Erica, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report aims to begin to understand the extent to which young children enrolled in school-based preschools are in racially diverse settings. (author abstract)
Nores Milagros, Barnett W. Steven, Joseph Gail E., Stull Sara, Figueras-Daniel Alexandra, Soderberg Janet, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report presents the first year (2015-16) findings from the impact evaluation. Its focus is on children's learning, the classroom quality they experienced, and how learning varied with differences in experiences. In addition to describing these…
Mattingly Marybeth J., Schaefer Andrew, Carson Jessica A., Fall 2016
Reports & Papers
Access to quality, affordable child care is critical for American working families, and it is a major focus of efforts to bring about more family-friendly workplaces. In this brief, we analyze families' child care expenses and identify, among…
Coyle Emily F., Liben Lynn S., March/April 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Gender schema theory (GST) posits that children approach opportunities perceived as gender appropriate, avoiding those deemed gender inappropriate, in turn affecting gender-differentiated career trajectories. To test the hypothesis that children's…
Guss Shannon S., Harden Brenda Jones, Stein Amanda G., Yazejian Noreen, Forestieri Nina, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Studies have shown that adversity in childhood has harmful effects on well-being across the lifespan. This study examined the prevalence of children's cumulative experiences of adversity, based on parent report, in a national sample of low-income…
Lyon Kate, Geary Erin, Sparr Mariel, Buckless Brandie, Salvador Melina, Morales Julie, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The following explains the purpose of this report: 1. Describe the Tribal Home Visiting Program, grantees, and family and community contexts that influence implementation of the program 2. Highlight the expanded reach and availability of home…