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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Baumgartner Scott, Cavadel Elizabeth, Allison-Clark Katherine, May 2021
Reports & Papers

A growing number of states and localities are working to address the many needs of families living in poverty by coordinating their services and funding streams. Recently, for example, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)…

Caven Meg, Huckle Erin, Zhang Xinxin, February 2021
Reports & Papers

This report summarizes the results of an evaluation of Vermont’s Early Childhood Professional Development System (ECPDS). The evaluation was commissioned by Vermont’s Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families, Child…

Little Michael, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Prekindergarten (Pre-K) programs are provided in a variety of different physical locations, including elementary school buildings, Head Start centers, and private child care centers. A recent national survey found that 50 percent of elementary…
Brotherson Sean E., Saxena Divya, Lammers Shea, Bushaw Kimberly, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Collaboration among the State of North Dakota, NDSU Extension and the North Dakota Parent Education Network made this project and study possible. The goal of this project, which was undertaken to fulfill objectives associated with the Preschool…
Cohen-Vogel Lora, Sadler James R., Little Michael, Merrill Becca, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Over the past few decades, instructional policy supports -- encompassing standards, curricula, and assessments -- have featured centrally in the education reform movement. So, too, have efforts to align them. In this article, we conduct interviews…
McCormick Meghan P., Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Maier Michelle F., Hagos Rama, Snow Catherine, Leacock Nicole, Schick Laura, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As states and districts expand access to publicly funded PreK programs, researchers and policymakers have been grappling with experimental evidence demonstrating that the benefits of PreK on academic skills are not likely to last into early…
Purtell Kelly M., Valauri Anne, Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The entry into kindergarten is a key transition children experience and has lasting consequences for their academic development. In light of this, many schools have implemented transition practices designed to foster positive development for…
Schumacher Rachel, Bernhard Kristin, Wallen Margery, Reidt-Parker Judy, Kohler Caroline, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
How has the implementation of the Partnerships informed state goals and policies to secure access to high-quality infant and toddler care for low-income families? To learn more, the Ounce of Prevention Fund (the Ounce) conducted interviews with a…
Early Milestones Colorado, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Ideal Learning programs have experienced success outside of the traditional public school system, either as private or charter schools, however, scaling these programs in public schools has been challenging. Many local school districts, including…
Zuckerman Sarah J., Garrett Amanda L., Sarver Susan L., Huddleston-Casas Catherine A., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The quality and quantity of early childhood care and education services have risen as a key reform area for influencing educational and economic outcomes. However, changes in this policy arena are stymied by the fragmentation of this policy arena.…
Bassok Daphna, Magouirk Preston, Markowitz Anna J., December, 2019
Reports & Papers
In September 2019, leaders from all 64 networks were invited to participate in a Network Leader Survey. The goal of the survey was to better understand how local communities responded to Act 3. Leaders from 58 networks responded to this survey,…
Maxwell Kelly, Warner-Richter Mallory, Partika Anne, Franchett Audrey, Kane Maggie C., August, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes publicly available information about the coordination or inclusion of Head Start across various aspects of state and territory ECE systems. The findings are organized by nine topics: the agency housing Head Start Collaboration…
Child Care Aware of New Jersey, June, 2019
Reports & Papers
Throughout 2018, Child Care Aware of New Jersey (CCANJ) interviewed stakeholders and brought together CCR&R staff and family child care providers to create an agenda to support and advance family child care. The agenda was informed through…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Given the importance of the state-federal partnership in ECE, the Bipartisan Policy Center undertook this study to explore whether states, like the federal government, are making progress toward improved integration and governance in ECE programs.…
Hahn Heather, Rohacek Monica, Isaacs Julia B., February, 2018
Reports & Papers
To help inform states currently focusing on simplifying access to benefits and improving service delivery, including those implementing the new requirements, this report highlights steps taken and lessons learned by five states that--before the…