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Li Hao, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper examines the effect of universal pre-kindergarten (pre-k) on the labor force participation of mothers with pre-k-aged children in Oklahoma and Georgia. I apply the synthetic control method (SCM) to Current Population Survey (CPS) data to…
Colaner Anna C., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
I use multiple datasets to examine disparities in the availability of preschool across Hispanic-concentrated and non-Hispanic-concentrated Chicago ZIP Codes. First, I examine levels of preschool supply in Chicago ZIPs (n = 55). I find that…
Chan Eric W., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Previous research supports the effectiveness of preschool in various contexts, yet there is limited evidence whether universal-type preschool policies induce changes in enrollment. While certain states have enacted universal preschool policies, some…
Cook Kyle Demeo, Irwin Clare W., Gallo Audrey, January, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands partnered with the Vermont Agency of Education and the Agency of Human Services to address questions about enrollment rates in universal preK. This study used data from 2016/17, the first…
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, January, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Vermont passed universal prekindergarten (preK) legislation in 2014 (Act 166) in an effort to increase access to high-quality preK programs for all young children in the state. Act 166 provides state-funded preK to all 3- and 4-year-olds (and to 5-…
Cook Kyle Demeo, Irwin Clare W., Gallo Audrey, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands partnered with the Vermont Agency of Education and the Agency of Human Services to address questions about enrollment patterns in universal preK. This study uses data from the 2016/17…
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, January, 2020
Other
Related to the main report entitled, Enrollment rates of children in universal prekindergarten programs in Vermont in 2016/17, these appendices address the following areas: about the study, methods, supporting analysis, and distribution of…
Miller Carol D., Gerdes Allison, Bragger Tessa, 2020
Other

Using an economic lens, this policy point-counterpoint examines whether a universal childcare policy could work in the United States.

Michael-Luna Sara, Grey Leslee, September, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Drawing on case-study data, this inquiry explores the lived experiences of four universal pre-kindergarten teachers to address the question: How do practitioners narratively interpret a local school district policy directive of child autonomy, use…
French Daniel M., 01 July, 2019
Reports & Papers
In October, 2018, the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE), in consultation with the Agency of Human Services (AHS), contracted with Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) to conduct a study of Prekindergarten (PreK) education in Vermont. The purpose…
French Daniel M., Gobeille Al, May, 2019
Executive Summary
Act 166 (Universal PreK) was enacted on May 10, 2014. Universal PreK is jointly administered by Agency of Education (AOE) and Agency of Human Services (AHS), Department for Children and Families (DCF). In 2015-16, approximately one-third of…
Montes Guillermo, Infurna Charles J., May, 2019
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this study was to identify groups of children at universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) entry who have different probabilities of making a successful transition to kindergarten by the end of the UPK academic year by implementing a…
Montes Guillermo, Infurna Charles J., May, 2019
Executive Summary
The purpose of this study was to identify groups of children at universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) entry who have different probabilities of making a successful transition to kindergarten by the end of the UPK academic year by implementing a…
French Daniel M., Gobeille Al, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Act 166 (Universal PreK) was enacted on May 10, 2014. Universal PreK is jointly administered by Agency of Education (AOE) and Agency of Human Services (AHS), Department for Children and Families (DCF). In 2015-16, approximately one-third of…
Reid Jeanne L., Melvin Samantha A., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

In recent decades, state funding for preschool programs has more than tripled as more states are trying to create universal access to Pre-K. Efforts to expand Pre-K access typically include the use and coordination of multiple preschool settings…