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Chor Elise, Andresen Martin Eckhoff, Kalil Ariel, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We measure the impact of universal prekindergarten for four-year-olds by exploiting a natural experiment in which the Australian state of Queensland eliminated its public prekindergarten program in 2007. Using a difference-in-differences strategy,…
Anderson Lynell, Ballantyne Morna, Friendly Martha, December, 2016
Other
This technical paper looks at the politics of universal child care in Canada. It considers universal child care and the benefits of a universal approach, the need for and problems with child care and the viability of a universal approach in Canada,…
Bassok Daphna, Miller Luke, Galdo Eva, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Over the past two decades states have drastically increased their investments in pre-kindergarten programs. One major question about state investments in early childhood education programs is to what extent these initiatives create new child care…
Westat, Inc., Metis Associates, Inc., Branch Associates, Inc., August, 2016
Reports & Papers
This "Pre-K for All: Snapshot of Student Learning" report is one in a series designed to provide DOE with information needed to make important policy and programmatic decisions. The study was conducted in the program's inaugural year in order to…
McCuaig Kerry, Dhuey Elizabeth, Janmohamed Zeenat, Akbari Emis, 04 June, 2016
Reports & Papers
This study builds on a wide body of research from across disciplines that documents the benefits of early childhood education and care (ECEC) for children, families and society. The evidence suggests that accessible, quality ECEC would deliver…
Blanden Joanne, Del Bono Emilia, McNally Sandra, Rabe Birgitta, May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article studies the effect of free pre-school education on child outcomes in primary school. We exploit the staggered implementation of free part-time pre-school for three year olds across Local Education Authorities in England in the early…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Nores Milagros, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Recognizing the tremendous potential for high-quality preschool to improve children's outcomes, this report considers how a universal publicly funded prekindergarten program in the United States could decrease both disparities in access to early…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Nores Milagros, April, 2016
Executive Summary
Recognizing the tremendous potential for high-quality preschool to improve children's outcomes, this report considers how a universal publicly funded prekindergarten program in the United States could decrease both disparities in access to early…
Kottelenberg Michael J., Lehrer Steven F. (Steven Fredrick), March, 2016
Reports & Papers
We extend earlier research evaluating the Quebec Family Policy by providing the first evidence on the distributional effects of universal child care on two specific developmental outcomes. Our analysis uncovers substantial policy relevant…
Westat, Inc., Metis Associates, Inc., Branch Associates, Inc., 19 February, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report describes families' engagement in the first year of the Pre-K for All program, and the effect this program had on participating families and children. Findings described in this report are from two data sources: a family survey and focus…
Westat, Inc., Metis Associates, Inc., Branch Associates, Inc., 19 February, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report describes families' engagement in the first year of the Pre-K for All program, and the effect this program had on participating families and children. Findings described in this report are from two data sources: a family survey and focus…
Westat, Inc., Metis Associates, Inc., Branch Associates, Inc., 19 February, 2016
Executive Summary
This report describes families' engagement in the first year of the Pre-K for All program, and the effect this program had on participating families and children. Findings described in this report are from two data sources: a family survey and focus…
Colaner Anna C., 2016
Reports & Papers
As policymakers consider universal preschool proposals, this study uses sociological theory to understand implications of expanding universal preschool for the existing market. I examine how Illinois’ state-funded preschool program -- Preschool for…
Sherfinski Melissa, Weekley Brandi Slider, Mathew Sera, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This narrative inquiry concerns preschool education in the USA. It describes and analyses the barriers and possibilities for inclusion/exclusion that educators and parents of young children in a West Virginian community believe that it poses. The…
White Linda A., Davidson Adrienne, Millar Heather, Pandy Milena, Yi Juliana, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article examines the dynamics underpinning universal pre-kindergarten policy debates in California and Florida in light of theories of policy investment, policy change, and sustainability of policy reforms. Because the expansion of…