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Voices for Georgia's Children, December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet describes Georgia's Rising Kindergarten Summer Transition Program and Rising Pre-K Summer Transition Program. To qualify for the latter program, families must primarily speak Spanish at home. Both are run by Bright from the Start:…
Garcia Ivonne, Price Madeline, Avila Osvaldo, Somers Marie-Andree, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report presents the findings from an evaluation of Jumpstart's Foster Grandparent Program (JFG) in Los Angeles and Compton, California, which operated from fall 2011 to summer 2019, where Jumpstart's services were delivered by older adults. The…
Garcia Ivonne, Price Madeline, Avila Osvaldo, Somers Marie-Andree, December, 2019
Executive Summary
This report presents the findings from an evaluation of Jumpstart's Foster Grandparent Program (JFG) in Los Angeles and Compton, California, which operated from fall 2011 to summer 2019, where Jumpstart's services were delivered by older adults. The…
Steber Kathryn (Kate), Epstein Dale J., December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In early 2017, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) was awarded $2 million in funding from the governor of Georgia to be used for infant/toddler (I/T) language and literacy activities. DECAL used this funding…
Weixler Lindsay Bell, Lincove Jane A., Gerry Alica, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using administrative and qualitative data, we investigate how decentralization affects the supply of optional educational services using the example of school-based prekindergarten (pre-K) in New Orleans during the transition to a majority-charter…
Jones Damon, Bierman Karen L., Crowley D. Max, Welsh Janet A., Gest Julia, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood education (ECE) interventions hold great promise for not only improving lives but also for potentially producing an economic return on investment linked to key outcomes from program effectiveness. Assessment of economic impact relies…
Day Leong Anne, Cosner Berzin Stephanie, Hawkins Summer Sherburne, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Head Start is a federally funded early childhood education programme that takes a unique 2-generation approach to working with families. Family engagement in early education like Head Start has been shown to improve academic and behavioural…

Ottley Jennifer Riggie, Coogle Christan Grygas, Pigman Jon Ryan, Sturgeon Doug, Helfrich Sara, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Online special educator preparation programs are growing in prevalence and popularity. Yet, implementing a clinical model of special educator preparation within online programs can be challenging. In this study, we explored the perspectives of the…
Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Smith Amy Ela, Oleson Laura, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
It is particularly uncommon to have comparable information about early educators working across all three of the primary types of publicly-funded ECE settings: subsidized child care, Head Start, and school-based pre-kindergarten. To fill this gap,…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, December 2019
Reports & Papers

Seminole Nation did not always operate its Head Start Program and manage its Head Start funds in accordance with Federal requirements and did not have effective controls and accountability over funds. Specifically, Seminole Nation did not have…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, December 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Seminole Nation did not always operate its Head Start Program and manage its Head Start funds in accordance with Federal requirements and did not have effective controls and accountability over funds. Specifically, Seminole Nation did not have…

Gaylor Erika, Golan Shari, Chow Kirby, Grindal Todd, Mercier Betsy, Williamson Cyndi, Tejaswini Tiruke, December 2019
Reports & Papers

In January 2015, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in the Commonwealth of Virginia was awarded a 4-year federal Preschool Development Grant (PDG) to expand high-quality preschool programs for at-risk 4-year-olds in 111 of Virginia’s 132…

National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Winter 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Early Education Essentials is a recently developed tool to examine program conditions that affect early childhood education instructional and emotional quality. It is patterned after the Five Essentials Framework, which is widely used to measure…
Kinder Christopher John, Gaudreault Karen Lux, Jenkins Jayne M., Wade Christine E., Woods Amelia Mays, Winter 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Youth physical activity (PA) levels are a central focus for physical educators and health professionals worldwide. This study (a) examined the PA levels of children during structured and unstructured PA lessons of an after-school program (ASP) and (…
Allen Patricia J., Chang Rong, Gorrall Britt K., Waggenspack Luke, Fukuda Eriko, Little Todd D., Noam Gil G., 12 November, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: State afterschool networks across the US are engaged in system-building efforts to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-focused afterschool programming. This study examined national trends in STEM…