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McCormick Meghan P., Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Pralica Mirjana, Weissman Amanda Ketner, Moffett Lillie, Snow Catherine, Sachs Jason, July/August 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines whether associations between enrollment in public and non-public PreK and children’s (N = 508; Mage = 5.60 years in fall of kindergarten) math and language and literacy outcomes were more likely to be sustained through the…

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…

Sengal Amena, McCormick Meghan P., Castleman-Smith Jalynn, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief summarizes recent findings that show how a lack of access to high-quality summer learning programs may contribute to disparities in children’s learning and development during that critical transition to kindergarten. The brief highlights…
Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Weiland Christina, Taylor Anne, Penfold Louisa, Snow Catherine, Sachs Jason, McCormick Meghan P., March 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief is part of an ongoing study that is tracking implementation of the Boston Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) expansion, including effects of the COVID-19 crisis on UPK community-based centers. We use administrative and interview data to…

Pianta Robert C., Purtell Kelly M., McCormick Meghan P., Knoche Lisa, Burchinal Margaret, Ludvik Dana, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Spring 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The experiences and learning opportunities children are exposed to in pre-K give them a boost as they enter school. However, the positive effects of pre-K attendance on children’s academic and cognitive skills become smaller and sometimes…

Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Weiland Christina, McCormick Meghan P., Hsueh JoAnn, Sachs Jason, Snow Catherine, Maier Michelle F., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
General measures of process quality are widely used in the early childhood education (ECE) field. However, the evidence regarding associations between the most widely used process quality measure, the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS;…
McCormick Meghan P., October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
MDRC has identified two central issues to address in order to promote more equitable access: making information on existing high-quality programs more accessible and improving quality by investing in curricula and professional development.…
Maier Michelle F., Hsueh JoAnn, McCormick Meghan P., September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As the federal and state governments increasingly invest in ECE programs to improve their quality, MDRC is leading several studies that conceive and measure the quality of ECE classrooms in new and innovative ways. In particular, MDRC is focusing on…
Vitiello Virginia E., Prokasky Amanda, McCormick Meghan P., Iruka Iheoma U., Purtell Kelly M., Ludvik Dana, Fall 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The nationwide Early Learning Network is studying children's transitions from publicly-funded pre-K into kindergarten in diverse communities, ranging from rural to urban locations; including coastal and central states; and representing children and…
McCormick Meghan P., Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Maier Michelle F., Hagos Rama, Snow Catherine, Leacock Nicole, Schick Laura, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As states and districts expand access to publicly funded PreK programs, researchers and policymakers have been grappling with experimental evidence demonstrating that the benefits of PreK on academic skills are not likely to last into early…
Han Jinjoo, O'Connor Erin E., McCormick Meghan P., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (NICHD SECCYD), we used 2-level random effects models to examine whether the quality of school and home environments during…
McCormick Meghan P., Harding Jessica F., McCoy Dana Charles, Q3 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly focuses on policies and practices implemented across the United States to improve quality and enhance alignment in early learning services from PreK through third grade.
Harding Jessica F., McCoy Dana Charles, McCormick Meghan P., Q3 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly aims to respond to these needs by reporting on a range of studies from across the United States that were designed to explore factors influencing high-quality learning experiences during PreK…
McCormick Meghan P., Weissman Amanda Ketner, Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Sachs Jason, Snow Catherine, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parental engagement in home-based learning activities is linked to children's academic skills. Yet, interventions that try to enhance parental engagement—sometimes targeted to families with low levels of education— have small effects. This study…