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Ladd Helen F., Muschkin Clara G., Dodge Kenneth A., Winter 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines the community-wide effects of two statewide early childhood policy initiatives in North Carolina. One initiative provides funding to improve the quality of child care services at the county level for all children between the ages…
Rhode Island. Department of Education, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
In 2009, Rhode Island established a state-funded pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program. The pilot program initially included 126 four-year-old children and their families. It is currently expanding and will include 1,062 children across the state by 2022…
Rhode Island. Department of Education, December, 2014
Executive Summary
This initial report shares the findings from the NIEER study and evaluation report of the 2009-2011 RI Pre-K Demonstration Project, describes the growth of the state pre-K program, and provides details regarding Rhode Island's commitment to ongoing…
Havu-Nuutinen Sari, Niikko Anneli, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The aim of this qualitative case study is to explore how the teachers, parents and children describe the advantages and disadvantages of preschool education when it is located in the comprehensive school context. In addition, the study aims to…
Ansari Arya, Winsler Adam, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Within the United States, there are a variety of early education models and curricula aimed at promoting young children's pre-academic, social, and behavioral skills. This study, using data from the Miami School Readiness Project (Winsler et al.,…
Bassok Daphna, Miller Luke, Galdo Eva, Johnson Amanda J., November, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief describes Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK), which serves a higher percentage of four-year-olds than any other state preschool program in the country. In 2005, Florida introduced VPK, a free, universal preschool initiative…
Kyger Mariel, Bolton Alicia, Coppola Adrienne, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) provides high-quality preschool to children of all income levels throughout Los Angeles County. Many of the children served by LAUP are from low-income families or disadvantaged neighborhoods, and one of LAUP's…
Center for Children's Initiatives, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
This Snapshot provides an overview of what we learned in our survey and subsequent interviews this spring, along with our ongoing engagement in Pre-K implementation across the state. These findings, in combination with CCI's other policy and…
Center for Early Education Evaluation at HighScope, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
The following report summarizes Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) classroom quality data collected during the 2013-2014 program year. The data was reported and scored using the preschool version of HighScope's OnlinePQA1 (Program Quality…
Palaich Robert, 24 September, 2014
Reports & Papers
The Denver Preschool Program School (DPP) began operations in 2007. Since then, over $55 million in tuition support has helped over 31,000 Denver four-year-olds attend a quality-rated preschool. The 2008-09 school year was the first year of full…
Edvance Research Inc., 08 September, 2014
Reports & Papers
San Antonio is among a few cities that have opted for investing in preschool education, in addition to state mandates, much like the Boston pre-K program (National League of Cities, 2012). San Antonio has done so through a 1/8 cent increase in local…
Edvance Research Inc., 08 September, 2014
Executive Summary
San Antonio is among a few cities that have opted for investing in preschool education, in addition to state mandates, much like the Boston pre-K program (National League of Cities, 2012). San Antonio has done so through a 1/8 cent increase in local…
Bolton Alicia, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
This evaluation set out to examine and describe the effects of LAUP preschool programs on children and their families during preschool and beyond. The following brief summarizes findings and recommendations based on analyses of parent focus groups…
Bolton Alicia, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
LAUP's Parent Engagement programs deliver high-quality support to parents and families, with the goal of empowering parents to increase involvement with their children's education. This evaluation examined the outcomes of the multiple Parent…
Weiland Christina, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, September/October 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Because most public preschool programs are means tested, children enrolled in these programs accordingly have peers from predominantly low-income families who present lower cognitive skills and more behavioral problems, on average. The present study…