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Bishop-Josef Sandra J., February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
High-quality early childhood care and education programs can help ameliorate the challenges faced by Nebraska children living in rural communities. These programs also strengthen the current and future workforce, contribute to a strong economy and…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., June, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
HBCC generates $9 billion in revenue nationwide annually, as well as spillover economic activity in other sectors. However, HBCC also faces several challenges, and the number of family child care providers has plummeted 20 percent in recent years,…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., September, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Many Nebraska children start school far behind and never catch up, which can lead to high school dropout and involvement in the criminal justice system. Greater investments in high-quality early learning from the ages of birth to five years--a…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Maxey Heather, Goodman Ben, May, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Given the long-term benefits of high-quality child care to children's cognitive, social, and emotional development, commonwealth and federal policymakers should continue to promote quality, access and affordability. Massachusetts policymakers should…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Doster Steve, Watson Sara D., Taggart Amy Dawson, November, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Citing multiple studies and sources of data, this brief compiles research on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in early childhood and on the STEM skills gap in Pennsylvania. Identifying the current and future need for a STEM skilled…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Schaefer Stephanie A., Gates Susan L., Kiernan Mike, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Research is clear that investments in high-quality early care and education will help jump-start our economy through an immediate increase in sales for Kentucky businesses and the creation of many new jobs. At the same time, we will be building the…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Schaefer Stephanie A., Gates Susan L., Kiernan Mike, 2014
Executive Summary
Research is clear that investments in high-quality early care and education will help jump-start our economy through an immediate increase in sales for Kentucky businesses and the creation of many new jobs. At the same time, we will be building the…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Schaefer Stephanie A., Watson Sara D., 2014
Reports & Papers
One of the keys to sustained economic growth in Pennsylvania is to generate additional sales of local goods and services, while also creating new jobs. That is why the Pre-K for PA campaign asked researchers from ReadyNation/America'sEdge to model…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Schaefer Stephanie A., Watson Sara D., 2014
Executive Summary
One of the keys to sustained economic growth in Pennsylvania is to generate additional sales of local goods and services, while also creating new jobs. That is why the Pre-K for PA campaign asked researchers from ReadyNation/America'sEdge to model…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Zigler Edward F., 2011
Other
An account of the alternating external pressures for a focus on either academic skills or broader child development goals throughout the history of Head Start
Zigler Edward F., Bishop-Josef Sandra J., September 2009
Other
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of the importance of play to child development, with a history of the relationship between play and cognitive development, and an argument for the importance of hands-on play based learning and developmentally appropriate academic…
Jellinek Michael S., Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Murphy Michael, Zigler Edward F., 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of mental health services provided by the Head Start program and a review of a model program in Ventura County (California) and its' provision of mental health services