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Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, August 2021
Executive Summary

This report’s findings shed light on the everyday contributions Head Start assistant teachers make to classroom quality, measured through teacher-child interactions. This report aims to help policymakers, education administrators, and…

Pears Katherine C., Miao Alicia, Green Beth L., Lauzus Nicole, Tremaine Elizabeth, March 2021
Executive Summary

In March of 2020, many services and supports for families were suspended or otherwise disrupted due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This report presents the results of a Household Survey that was conducted in Fall 2020 to learn about how the…

Spielberger Julie, Burkhardt Tiffany, Winje Carolyn, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, Gitlow Elissa, Carreon Erin Devorah, Huang Lee Ann, Herriott Anna, Kakuyama-Villaber Reiko, February, 2021
Executive Summary
This report describes the results of a 3-year pilot study of the Illinois Model of IECMHC. The study was part of a 5-year comprehensive, coordinated, statewide initiative by The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) to expand IECMHC…
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…
Lazarin Melissa, Park Maki, 2021
Executive Summary

A scan of federal, state, and local programs and policies shows considerable variation in approaches to collecting information about the linguistic characteristics of young children and their families. It also points to some promising practices…

King Holly M., 2021
Executive Summary

Research to this point has focused on measuring agreed-upon indicators of quality and then looking at the impacts on children’s development and outcomes. Instead, this paper proposes that research needs to examine programs where desired child…

Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Delgado Christine F., Bailey Jhonelle, Futterer Jenna, Gruen Rinatte L., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood programs, such as Head Start, that serve children at risk can implement programmatic screening procedures to ensure equitable identification of children displaying a range of socioemotional and behavioral needs. We examined…
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…
Afterschool Alliance, December, 2020
Executive Summary
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Coffey Missy, Zamora Carolina, Peyton Samantha, Pilkington Brent, Kyzer Angela, Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, October 2020
Executive Summary

This report summarizes the existing administrative data infrastructure and recommendations for the Arkansas Suspension and Expulsion Work Group with the next steps to support better use of administrative data. Its purpose is to inform the…

Stipek Deborah J., May, 2020
Executive Summary
This report reviews all of the state QRIS validation studies that examined associations between individual rating elements and child outcomes as well as other research that exists on four elements of the California QRIS, referred to as Quality…
Schwartz Heather L., Hamilton Laura S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Gomez Celia J., Huguet Alice, Jaycox Lisa H., Leschitz Jennifer T., Tuma Andrea Prado, Tosh Katie, Whitaker Anamarie A., Wrabel Stephani L., 2020
Executive Summary
This is the executive summary of a report that offers early lessons from an initiative focused on social and emotional learning (SEL) in elementary schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs. The main report is available at www.rand.org/t/RRA379-…
Keating Kim, Cole Patricia A., Schaffner Mollyrose, 2020
Executive Summary
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 bridges the gap between science and policy with national and state-by-state data on the well-being of America's babies. The 2020 edition of the Yearbook, along with issue-based briefs, adds to the ability to see…
Garcia Ivonne, Price Madeline, Avila Osvaldo, Somers Marie-Andree, December, 2019
Executive Summary
This report presents the findings from an evaluation of Jumpstart's Foster Grandparent Program (JFG) in Los Angeles and Compton, California, which operated from fall 2011 to summer 2019, where Jumpstart's services were delivered by older adults. The…
Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Executive Summary
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…