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Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, August 2021
Reports & Papers

This report’s findings shed light on the everyday contributions Head Start assistant teachers make to classroom quality, measured through teacher-child interactions. This report aims to help policymakers, education administrators, and…

Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, August 2021
Executive Summary

This report’s findings shed light on the everyday contributions Head Start assistant teachers make to classroom quality, measured through teacher-child interactions. This report aims to help policymakers, education administrators, and…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Other

Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Executive Summary

Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented, urgent challenges for the child care and early education workforce. Though the workforce has always been fragile, new stressors presented over the past year have highlighted fundamental structural…
Johnson Anna D., Partika Anne, Schochet Owen N., Castle Sherri, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study dives into an underexplored set of teacher characteristics that likely shape the ways teachers interact with children. Rather than focusing on more distal teacher characteristics like education and certification, this study hones in on a…
Johnson Anna D., Partika Anne, Schochet Owen N., Castle Sherri, October, 2019
Executive Summary
This study dives into an underexplored set of teacher characteristics that likely shape the ways teachers interact with children. Rather than focusing on more distal teacher characteristics like education and certification, this study hones in on a…
Maier Michelle F., Kou Anne, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report examines three types of professional development supports often provided by early childhood programs: (1) teacher training, (2) teacher coaching, and (3) common planning or "prep" time. Moreover, it examines whether these supports…
Maier Michelle F., Kou Anne, October, 2019
Executive Summary
This report examines three types of professional development supports often provided by early childhood programs: (1) teacher training, (2) teacher coaching, and (3) common planning or "prep" time. Moreover, it examines whether these supports…
Henly Julia R., Adams Gina, October, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief highlights some barriers that families living in rural areas face in accessing centers and offers policy recommendations to improve their access to quality subsidized care across child care settings. The full report includes more details…
Isaacs Julia B., Adelstein Shirley, Kuehn Daniel, April, 2018
Reports & Papers

This study examines the compensation of early childhood educators in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region and considers the costs, benefits, and potential strategies associated with achieving parity with public school kindergarten teachers. It…

Isaacs Julia B., Adelstein Shirley, Kuehn Daniel, April, 2018
Executive Summary
This study examines the compensation of early childhood educators in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region and considers the costs, benefits, and potential strategies associated with achieving parity with public school kindergarten teachers. It is…
Adelstein Shirley, Isaacs Julia B., Kuehn Daniel, April, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet highlights findings from an Urban Institute study of early childhood educator compensation in the Washington, DC, region (the District of Columbia and areas of Virginia and Maryland), one of several studies commissioned by the…
Greenberg Erica, Healy Olivia, Derrick-Mills Teresa, February, 2018
Reports & Papers

Building on existing research and newly available, nationally representative data in the National Survey of Early Care and Education, this study addresses the following research questions: 1. What does the current landscape of early care and…

Greenberg Erica, Healy Olivia, Derrick-Mills Teresa, February, 2018
Executive Summary
This study examines variation in the quality characteristics of early childhood education staff in child care centers and preschools using new, nationally representative data. First, the study describes the current landscape of early childhood…