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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…
Weisenfeld GG, Frede Ellen, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report reviews the current integration of FCCs in publicly-funded pre-K. This is followed by a discussion of the potential opportunities and challenges derived from an analysis of current state policies and the FCC literature base.…

Yazejian Noreen, Bryant Donna M., Kuhn Laura J., Burchinal Margaret, Horm Diane M., Hans Sydney L., File Nancy, Jackson Barbara, Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The effectiveness of Educare, a center-based early education program, in improving child outcomes at age 3 was evaluated in a randomized clinical trial. Educare programs serve children from birth to age 5 and are designed to reduce the achievement…
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…
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…
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…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, DiCrecchio Nicole, 2019
Reports & Papers
The State of Preschool 2018 is the 16th edition of NIEER's annual report tracking state-funded preschool access, resources, and quality. Since 2002, the preschool landscape has changed in many ways; and in others, it has remained the same --…
Ackerman Debra J., 2019
Reports & Papers
The Day 1 Academies Fund aims to support a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities. To provide insight into the fund's pedagogical inspiration, in this report I provide a high-level…
McClanahan Wendy S., Hartmann Tracey A., Shenbanjo Oluwatosin (Tosin), Liu Lindsey, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines youth recruitment and participation in a high-quality arts program and describes the reported value of this experience for participants. Specifically, the report addresses--and is organized according to--the following three sets…
Shedd Meagan K., Stephens Lacy, Matts Colleen, Laney James, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
In 2018, the National Farm to School Network (NFSN), in partnership with the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS), implemented the 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey. Similar surveys were conducted in…
Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
Using data from the Center for American Progress' "Where Does Your Child Care Dollar Go?" tool and new analysis that estimates the cost of home-based family child care, this report looks at this "giant math equation" specifically as it relates to…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Neelon Brian H., Pearce John, Grossman Elyse R., Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Slining Meghan, Duffey Kiyah J., Frost Natasha, August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: State policies have the potential to improve early care and education (ECE) settings, but little is known about the extent to which states are updating their licensing and administrative regulations, especially in response to national…