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Garcia Amaya, Sklar Cara, June, 2020
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This is an account of the initial experience of a newly-established bilingual early childhood associates degree at the University of the District of Columbia Community College. The program was created in response to Washington DC's 2016 regulatory…
Lieberman Abbie, November, 2018
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This paper explores the policy changes in Louisiana that led to it and offers important lessons for other states grappling with how to prepare and support their early childhood educators to better serve young children. Louisiana has implemented…
Carnock Janie Tankard, June, 2018
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This report highlights current practices and proposes how states can better collect and use ECE data in three areas: 1) tracking DLL enrollment, 2) evaluating program quality, and 3) assessing kindergarten readiness. Ultimately, better data across…
Workman Emily, Guernsey Lisa, Mead Sara, February, 2018
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In order to unpack the complexities of this recommendation and its implications for teachers of three- and four-year-olds, New America and Bellwether Education Partners engaged the nation's leading experts on early childhood teacher preparation in a…
Bornfreund Laura, Hogan Lauren, December, 2017
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Our project's goal, borne out of an identified need from state partners, is to help advocates prepare for, develop, and ultimately implement a process for achieving a strong, supported, and diverse early childhood education profession. Recognizing…
McClure Elisabeth R., Guernsey Lisa, Clements Douglas H., Bales Susan N., Nichols Jennifer, Kendall-Taylor Nat, Levine Michael H., Winter 2017
Reports & Papers
The barriers to STEM learning for young children are more complex, subtle, and pervasive than decision-makers currently realize. For example, in December 2013, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Smithsonian Institution, and Education…
McClure Elisabeth R., Guernsey Lisa, Clements Douglas H., Bales Susan N., Nichols Jennifer, Kendall-Taylor Nat, Levine Michael H., Winter 2017
Executive Summary
The barriers to STEM learning for young children are more complex, subtle, and pervasive than decision-makers currently realize. For example, in December 2013, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Smithsonian Institution, and Education…
Sharpe Nicole, Tribble BreAnna Davis, Howard Mimi, September, 2017
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This report synthesizes recent meta-analyses and other studies of pre-K programs and analyzes existing pre-K quality standards (see page 32) to arrive at a summary of policies and practices that are indispensable for high-quality teaching and…
Lieberman Abbie, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
In order to understand these differences, New America conducted a scan of state policies on leader preparation requirements, licensure, professional learning, and compensation to shed light on the current expectations for center directors and…
Bornfreund Laura, Dichter Harriet, Calderon Miriam E., Garcia Amaya, March, 2017
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In this paper, we offer an introduction to ESSA, exploring major provisions that have implications for the early learning system. We cover opportunities for young children, birth through third grade. We touch upon both state and local opportunity…
Lieberman Abbie, Loewenberg Aaron, October, 2016
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This resource examines publicly funded pre-kindergarten in Indiana by looking at the different programs and funding mechanisms that have evolved since its introduction. In addition to making comparisons to Minnesota's Early Learning Scholarship…
Jackson Sarah, March, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This series examines how three communities in California are reforming the way early childhood programs work and the way teachers are trained. The profiles give a snapshot of places poised to make significant improvements to their early childhood…
Jackson Sarah, March, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This series examines how three communities in California are reforming the way early childhood programs work and the way teachers are trained. The profiles give a snapshot of places poised to make significant improvements to their early childhood…
Jackson Sarah, March, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This series examines how three communities in California are reforming the way early childhood programs work and the way teachers are trained. The profiles give a snapshot of places poised to make significant improvements to their early childhood…
Bornfreund Laura, Cook Shayna, Lieberman Abbie, Loewenberg Aaron, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
To determine whether and how states are trying to address this problem, New America's Early & Elementary Education Policy team developed a B-3rd state policy framework informed by research and discussions with other early education experts. Our…