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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.
Freedberg Louis, Frey Susan, March, 2017
Executive Summary
Compelling research shows that attending high-quality, full-day preschool and kindergarten is associated with improved outcomes for students. These outcomes include greater school readiness in a number of areas including language development, higher…
Derrick-Mills Teresa, Burchinal Margaret, Peters H. Elizabeth, De Marco Allison, Forestieri Nina, Fyffe Saunji, Hanson Devlin, Heller Caroline, Pratt Eleanor, Sandstrom Heather, Triplett Timothy, Woods Tyler, September, 2016
Executive Summary
In 2011, ACF expanded its accountability provisions for the Head Start program through the implementation of the Head Start Designation Renewal System (DRS). Before 2011, Head Start grants were awarded for indefinite periods. The Improving Head…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Evaluation and Inspections, August, 2016
Executive Summary
To review the second cohort of grantees to undergo DRS assessment and recompetition, we combined data on (1) grantees' characteristics; (2) their performance histories; (3) the DRS determinations as to which grantees had their grants automatically…
Crow Sarah, Rock Leila, April, 2016
Executive Summary
This summary highlights findings from the first year report on the California State Preschool QRIS Block Grant, based on counties' block grant funding applications. Implications and policy recommendations are included.
Oregon. Early Learning Division, 05 January, 2016
Executive Summary
In 2015, the Legislature enacted HB 3380, which created a new preschool model in Oregon and directed the Early Learning Division to administer the program. When the Legislature allocated funds to implement HB 3380, it directed the Early Learning…
O'Donnell Kelly, November, 2015
Executive Summary
Extensive changes to North Carolina's tax code adopted since 2013 profoundly impact state revenue and thus the state's ability to fund numerous essential services, including early childhood education. This report explores the impact North Carolina's…
Stevens Katharine B., November, 2015
Executive Summary
This paper aims to provide a starting point by exploring how we ended up where we are today. It traces our evolving approach to early childhood care and education, sketching a brief, broad history of the three major federal funding streams: the…
Alvarez Kristine, Epps Alex, Montoya Sonia, July, 2015
Executive Summary
In 2013, NFF embarked on a multi-pronged study of 147 ECE providers to assess the financial challenges of operating high-quality ECE programs. In this report, NFF highlights the key financial, business, and systemic barriers to delivering high-…
O'Donnell Kelly, May, 2015
Executive Summary
This report describes a number of possible ways South Carolina could generate new revenue to invest in ECE. It does not endorse any particular approach, rather it lays out a menu of options for stakeholders to consider. Some of these options entail…
New Mexico. Legislature. Finance Committee, 19 January, 2015
Executive Summary
Previous Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) evaluations and national research confirm evidence-based interventions and early childhood education programs can improve child well-being, safety, and educational outcomes and close the achievement gap.…
Lichtenberger Eric J., Klostermann Brenda K., Duffy Daniel Q., 2015
Executive Summary
The purpose of the grant was reflected in the aims and goals of this implementation study of the individual partnerships and in aggregate the grant itself. The main goals of this study were to: a) examine how the grant recipients were implementing…
Rice John, Rodriguez Fernando, Nakamoto Jonathan, Boal Ashley, Wendt Staci, Heredia Alberto, October, 2014
Executive Summary
This report describes the professional development delivered to child care providers by the California Resource and Referral Agencies (R&Rs). Data were collected from all 69 of California's R&Rs about the professional development they…