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Lahr Michael L., Yao Ye, Fei Da, Lee Annie, September 2021
Executive Summary

The following report evaluates the total economic repercussions of the City of Philadelphia’s Beverage Tax from a macroeconomic perspective. No prior studies have taken on this viewpoint. They, instead, have tended to analyze just part of the…

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…

Hilty Rowan, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hegseth Danielle, Thompson Joy A., Bultinck Erin, Fojut Jackson, Early Diane Marie, March, 2021
Executive Summary
To explore whether and how public Montessori pre-K enrollment policies might create barriers to access for underrepresented families, our team at Child Trends, with support from the Brady Education Foundation: - Compiled a national landscape scan…
McKenzie Sarah C., Jordan Emily, Wood Camie, 20 January, 2021
Executive Summary
The Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) program provides low-income and at-risk Arkansas students with tuition-free pre-K opportunities in school districts across the state. The current analysis describes the 3rd and 5th grade outcomes of students who…
Davis Angele, Procopio Steven, 2021
Executive Summary

This report by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana provides an overview of the evolution and current structure of an ambitious proposed program for early childhood care and education. It examines the governance model and financial…

Soliday-Hong Sandra, Zadrozny Sabrina, Walker Jada F., Love Elizabeth N. G., Osborne Jennifer Detwiler, Owen Judith L., Jenkins Gabrielle P., Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., January, 2021
Executive Summary
The following summarizes results from the Georgia’s Pre-K Longitudinal Study Third-Grade Report. The study followed a representative sample of children (n=1,169) from their pre-k experience (2013-2014) through the third grade (2017-2018). The study…
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…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Soliday-Hong Sandra, Yazejian Noreen, Zadrozny Sabrina, Burchinal Margaret, December, 2020
Executive Summary
This Impact Study examined the effects of participation in PA PKC on children’s early academic, social, and executive function skills in kindergarten. In particular, the study focused on whether there were differences in performance for children…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Burchinal Margaret, Soliday-Hong Sandra, Yazejian Noreen, Shelton-Ormond Anna, Foster Tiffany, December, 2020
Executive Summary
The Implementation Study was designed to examine local variations in the statewide implementation of PA PKC in relation to the program regulations and early learning standards. The study entailed surveys with three groups of families (current PA PKC…
Lech Patricia L., Fairman Janet C., February, 2020
Executive Summary
The Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs requested the Maine Education Policy Institute (MEPRI) provide an update on the status of public preschool program expansion in Maine given the state's goal to move toward universal…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2020
Executive Summary
The 17th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, provides government policymakers valuable information for planning short- and long-…
Khan Sherylls Valladares, Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Rodriguez Kristina, Pittman Aisha, Hawkinson Laura E., September 2019
Executive Summary

The descriptive analyses in this report include estimates of VPI+ expenditures in the 2017–2018 school year, as well as in the 2016–2017 school year for examining year-to-year changes. In addition, this report includes a benefit-cost analysis (…

Allard Agnamba Lindsey, Hawkinson Laura E., Tribble BreAnna Davis, Sharpe Nicole, August, 2019
Executive Summary
The Mixed Delivery Preschool Pilot Program was created in response to the recognition that local community innovation can shed light on building a more robust system of delivery that will benefit families with young children across the state. The…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Van Manen Karen, Mokrova Irina L., Burchinal Margaret, August, 2019
Executive Summary
The purpose of the current Longitudinal Study is to examine outcomes for children who attended Georgia's Pre-K related to key academic skills as well as the quality of their classrooms from pre-k through fifth-grade. This study, begun in 2013-2014,…
Maxwell Kelly, Warner-Richter Mallory, Partika Anne, Franchett Audrey, Kane Maggie C., August, 2019
Executive Summary
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…