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Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

To help policymakers understand the cost of providing high-quality pre-K programs, RAND Corporation researchers collected 2018–2019 fiscal year expenditure data for 36 public and private providers operating as part of four publicly funded pre-K…

Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2021
Other

The objective of the study was to estimate the cost per child of a high-quality publicly funded pre-K program in the United States at the state or district level, accounting for cost at the provider level and at the system level (e.g., school…

Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2021
Reports & Papers

As part of its Partnership for Pre-K Improvement (PPI) initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored the RAND Corporation to study the cost of high-quality pre-K programming. The RAND study included three states — Oregon,…

Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Reports & Papers
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. The RAND Corporation conducted a developmental evaluation…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Executive Summary
Over the course of the evaluation, we addressed ten research questions organized under two broad headings: (1) the assessment process and tier ratings and (2) coaching (Table S.1). To address these research questions, the RAND study team engaged in…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Other
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. The RAND Corporation conducted a developmental evaluation…
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…
Schwartz Heather L., Hamilton Laura S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Gomez Celia J., Huguet Alice, Jaycox Lisa H., Leschitz Jennifer T., Tuma Andrea Prado, Tosh Katie, Whitaker Anamarie A., Wrabel Stephani L., 2020
Reports & Papers
Schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs across the United States are increasingly prioritizing and implementing practices to support children's social and emotional development. This report provides early implementation lessons from six…
Schwartz Heather L., Hamilton Laura S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Gomez Celia J., Huguet Alice, Jaycox Lisa H., Leschitz Jennifer T., Tuma Andrea Prado, Tosh Katie, Whitaker Anamarie A., Wrabel Stephani L., 2020
Executive Summary
This is the executive summary of a report that offers early lessons from an initiative focused on social and emotional learning (SEL) in elementary schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs. The main report is available at www.rand.org/t/RRA379-…
Schwartz Heather L., Hamilton Laura S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Gomez Celia J., Huguet Alice, Jaycox Lisa H., Leschitz Jennifer T., Tuma Andrea Prado, Tosh Katie, Whitaker Anamarie A., Wrabel Stephani L., 2020
Other
This is the technical appendix to a report that offers early lessons from an initiative focused on social and emotional learning (SEL) in elementary schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs. The main report is available at www.rand.org/t/RRA379…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Reports & Papers
The RAND Corporation is conducting a multiphase evaluation of the initiative, including an implementation study of the four pillars that underlie Big Lift--The Big Lift Implementation Study: Final Report--and a series of annual descriptive analyses…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Other
The RAND Corporation is conducting a multiphase evaluation of the initiative, including an implementation study of the four pillars that underlie Big Lift--The Big Lift Implementation Study: Final Report (Faxon-Mills et al., 2018)--and a series of…
Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2020
Reports & Papers
This report highlights several broad data-use lessons drawn from the RAND Corporation's experiences as a research partner with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA), the QRIS in Los Angeles County. We analyzed QSLA data from 2013 through 2019 to examine…
Whitaker Anamarie A., Gomez Celia J., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Reports & Papers
In 2018, the RAND Corporation entered into an RPP with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA), Los Angeles (LA) County’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early learning providers serving children from birth to age five. Specifically, we…
Whitaker Anamarie A., Gomez Celia J., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Other
We developed a series of seven rapid feedback memos (RFMs) to provide emerging findings to QSLA stakeholders. Each RFM had the same basic structure even though the content changed from one memo to the next. This appendix provides the RFM structure…