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Holleman Martha A., June 2021
Executive Summary

With an eye toward making the most of this moment, this brief: • Examines the availability, affordability, and costs of delivering regulated child care in Baltimore to better understand the pressures facing families and providers and to provide…

Connors-Tadros Lori, Northey Kaitlin, Frede Ellen, Hodges Katherine S., Jost Tracy, May 2021
Executive Summary

This study sought to fill a gap in the literature regarding leadership in SOELs, how teams implement policy, and how an enabling environment with a commitment to a shared vision can produce a coherent and aligned early childhood education system…

McHenry Kathlyn, Smith Linda K., March, 2021
Executive Summary
This is a summary of a report that provides a national overview of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) expenditures on child care. It examines trends in TANF spending on child care (5-year and 20-year) and the intersection of TANF and…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2021
Executive Summary
The 18th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, includes information for every state on child enrollment, funding, staffing, and…
Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Survey Research and Evaluation Unit, 27 October, 2020
Executive Summary
As part of the PDG B-5’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) collaborated with the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government (Institute of Government) to gather input from…
PRE4CLE, 11 September, 2020
Executive Summary
The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the weaknesses in the child care and early education system, but it also provides an opportunity to start fresh and build a newly resilient system that offers high-quality care and education to children, reliable…
Hanno Emily C., Gonzalez Kathryn E., Gardner Madelyn, Jones Stephanie M., Lesaux Nonie K., Hofer Kerry G., Checkoway Amy, Goodson Barbara D., August, 2020
Executive Summary
This report describes the experiences of early educators and caregivers of 3- and 4-year-old children in family child care, community-based center, Head Start, and public school prekindergarten programs during the first few months of the Coronavirus…
Dynia Jaclyn M., Koury Abel J., Dore Rebecca A., Winter 2019
Executive Summary
Child care quality, accessibility, and affordability are critical concerns for families, especially those experiencing poverty. In Ohio, child care quality is regulated and monitored through Step Up to Quality (SUTQ), a tiered rating system that…
Petek Gabriel, 04 March, 2019
Executive Summary
This is a summary of an overview of the Governor of California's proposals for funding early care and education initiatives in the state's 2019-2020 budget. Sections address full-day kindergarten expansion, the state preschool program, the CalWORKs…
Chicago Early Learning, March, 2019
Executive Summary
Chicago's Roadmap for Implementing Universal Pre-K is a four-year plan for providing a robust early childhood system that includes universal access to free, full-day pre-kindergarten for all Chicago four-year-olds, regardless of income, by the fall…
Illinois Action for Children, 2019
Executive Summary
In 2006, Illinois established the Preschool for All program with the goal of providing universal, voluntary access to state-funded preschool for all three- and four-year-olds. Under the Preschool for All program's authorizing legislation, the state…
Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, 2019
Executive Summary
While states and the federal government have increased investments in early care and education (ECE) in recent years, most funds are allocated via the annual budget process, including in Louisiana, which leaves ECE systems unable to count on a…
Hofer Kerry G., Checkoway Amy, Goodson Barbara D., Nichols Austin, 26 July, 2018
Executive Summary
The study compared the early academic and executive function skills for students who attended PEG classrooms in the 2016-17 school year versus the skills of students who had missed PEG's age cutoff and had not spent the year in PEG (and were just…
Moore Rob, June, 2018
Executive Summary
This summary of policy recommendations addresses Ohio's Step Up to Quality and ways to improve the state's child care system.
Massachusetts. Department of Early Education and Care, February, 2018
Executive Summary
This report satisfies the requirement set forth in the Fiscal Year 2018 General Appropriations Act, line item 3000-6025, that the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) report to the joint committee on education on the status of the…