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Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Bellows Laura, Sadowski Katharine, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This brief provides a systemwide look at early childhood teacher turnover using data from all publicly funded, center-based early childhood programs in Louisiana, including subsidized child care, Head Start, and pre-kindergarten. It provides new…
Bassok Daphna, Magouirk Preston, Markowitz Anna J., January-December 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Despite substantial federal, state, and local investments in improving early care and education (ECE), we know little about whether ECE program quality has improved over time. The lack of data tracking the quality of publicly funded ECE programs…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Kiscaden Sarah, March 2021
Reports & Papers

We compared teacher emotional wellbeing, financial wellbeing and job commitment before and during COVID both overall and separately for child care and school-based pre-k sites using data from the fall 2019 and 2020 waves of the Study of Early…

Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, Markowitz Anna J., Hall Todd, April 2021
Reports & Papers

Much has been written about the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning in K-12 education, including the challenges of remote learning and increasing educational inequities, but there has been less focus on how COVID-19 has altered teaching…

Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, Markowitz Anna J., Hall Todd, April 2021
Reports & Papers

Despite the importance of early learning experiences for school readiness and children’s long-term learning trajectories, much of the research on learning during COVID-19 has focused on older, K-12 children. Understanding how the pandemic…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Bellows Laura, DiCarlo Cynthia F., Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, 2021
Executive Summary

This report presents key information about the costs of and funding mechanisms for early childhood care and education in Louisiana and the impacts on the early education workforce including (1) the prevalence of turnover, (2) potential drivers of…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Bellows Laura, DiCarlo Cynthia F., Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, 2021
Other

This report presents key information about the costs of and funding mechanisms for early childhood care and education in Louisiana and the impacts on the early education workforce including (1) the prevalence of turnover, (2) potential drivers of…

Bassok Daphna, Smith Amy Ela, Markowitz Anna J., Doromal Justin B., June 2021
Reports & Papers

This report takes a closer look at child care staffing issues during COVID using data from a large-scale survey fielded in fall 2020 as part of Virginia’s Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG B-5). Leaders at all child care sites…

Bassok Daphna, Smith Amy Ela, Markowitz Anna J., Doromal Justin B., June 2021
Reports & Papers

This report takes a closer look at child care staffing issues in the wake of COVID using data from three large Louisiana parishes collected in the fall of 2020. In these communities, leaders of all child care sites that receive any public funding…

Michie Molly, Weisner Kennedy, Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Hearington Maelee, Kiscaden Sarah, Rothenberg Abby, Smith Amy Ela, May 2021
Reports & Papers

Louisiana’s first cohort of Ready Start Networks provide seven case studies in how communities can build more coordinated, higher quality ECE systems. This report and the accompanying profiles are the first in a set that aim to learn from these…

Weiland Christina, Greenberg Erica, Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Luetmer Grace, Abenavoli Rachel, Gomez Celia J., Johnson Anna D., Harden Brenda Jones, Maier Michelle F., McCormick Meghan P., Morris Pamela A., Nores Milagros, Phillips Deborah A., Snow Catherine, June 2021
Other

As the United States starts to recover from the pandemic, ECE leaders continue to need a clear understanding of the pandemic’s impact both on young children’s learning and on the ECE programs and teachers that play a critical role in the lives of…

Weiland Christina, Greenberg Erica, Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Luetmer Grace, Abenavoli Rachel, Gomez Celia J., Johnson Anna D., Harden Brenda Jones, Maier Michelle F., McCormick Meghan P., Morris Pamela A., Nores Milagros, Phillips Deborah A., Snow Catherine, June 2021
Executive Summary

This brief synthesizes the evidence on the pandemic’s impact on young children’s learning and on the ECE programs and teachers that play a critical role in the lives of young children, families, and the U.S. economy. Leaders need a clear…

Markowitz Anna J., Sadowski Katharine, Hamre Bridget K., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Many policy efforts designed to improve the quality of early care and education (ECE) settings in the United States have focused on increasing teachers’ education levels, despite the weak evidence linking education to quality.…

Markowitz Anna J., Ansari Arya, Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As funding and support for early childhood education (ECE) increases, so too have questions about how to best structure ECE classrooms to support our nation’s youngest learners. There has been an ongoing debate as to whether children are best served…
Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Grissom Jason A., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parental engagement is central to Head Start's two-generation mission. Drawing on research linking teacher-child racial/ethnic match to educational outcomes, the present study explores whether teacher-child match increases parental involvement in…