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Vance Femi, Wolforth Sara, Kimner Hayin, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Strong partnerships between schools and expanded learning programs lay the foundation for building stronger, more equitable support systems for children and their families. Building on prior investments in the expanded learning system, California’s…
Stipek Deborah J., May, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report reviews all of the state QRIS validation studies that examined associations between individual rating elements and child outcomes as well as other research that exists on four elements of the California QRIS, referred to as Quality…
Stipek Deborah J., May, 2020
Executive Summary
This report reviews all of the state QRIS validation studies that examined associations between individual rating elements and child outcomes as well as other research that exists on four elements of the California QRIS, referred to as Quality…
Baron Kathryn, Stipek Deborah J., Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Arambula Anna, Harris Vickie Ramos, June, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Access to affordable preschool programs is a crucial issue for improving kindergarten readiness for 3- to 5-year-olds, but research shows that the quality of teaching and learning in those programs is just as essential. Across the country, states…
Coburn Cynthia E., McMahon Kelly, Borsato Graciela, Stein Abigail, Ju Natalie, Chong Seenae, LeMahieu Rebekah, Franke Megan Loef, Ibarra Sonia, Stipek Deborah J., December, 2018
Reports & Papers
In this report, we share findings from a study investigating the efforts of two urban California school districts to create a more seamless educational experience from pre-K to elementary grades. We focus on mathematics instruction because the…
Coburn Cynthia E., Friedmann Elizabeth, Stipek Deborah J., November, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief is based on a study that analyzes two large urban California districts attempting to connect pre-K and K-3 learning. The report focuses specifically on math, but the issue raised can apply to any subject. The authors collected data during…
Stipek Deborah J., September, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report reviews and analyzes California policies that are designed to support early learning in children from birth through age five years. The analysis is limited to EC education-related programs and supports that are likely to directly affect…
Stipek Deborah J., September, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief summarizes findings from Early Childhood Education in California (September 2018), an extensive, multipart report examining the overall landscape of early childhood education (ECE) in California. (author abstract)
Stipek Deborah J., Pizzo Peggy Daly, September, 2018
Other
California offers an array of early care and education programs and services. This chapter examines a set of questions related to resources and support for children from birth to five years: - Who are California's young children aged 0 to five years…
Hunt Nancy, September, 2018
Other
In this chapter, we will first review the basics of special education law, and then turn to its application to infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children. We will follow with a look at the organization and implementation of the law in a…
Stipek Deborah J., September, 2018
Other
The skills of the people who educate and care for California's young children in day care or preschool significantly affect the quality of their experience and their developmental outcomes. This chapter describes the training requirements for…
Austin Lea J. E., Whitebook Marcy, Chavez Raul, September, 2018
Reports & Papers

The quality of a state's early childhood education (ECE) system is an extension of the condition of its workforce. After providing an overview of California's ECE workforce, this chapter identifies best practices for ensuring a strong ECE…

Stipek Deborah J., Bardack Sarah Ruskin, September, 2018
Other
In this Chapter, we first describe program licensing and the QRIS in California, and we provide an analysis of how well these methods work as tools for monitoring and improving program quality, with special consideration of the Desired Results…
Stipek Deborah J., September, 2018
Other
In this chapter, we describe some of the strategies that states and districts have employed to improve alignment between preschool and the early elementary grades, what is known about the effectiveness of these strategies, and the effects of state…
Stipek Deborah J., Anantharajan Madhuvanti, September, 2018
Other
The summaries of the current state of early childhood education (ECE) in the previous chapters revealed a number of significant gaps in data. If they were available, these data could be used to make effective and efficient policy decisions. In this…