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Baumgartner Scott, Cavadel Elizabeth, Allison-Clark Katherine, May 2021
Executive Summary

The Assessing Models of Coordinated Services (AMCS) project, sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in DHHS, aims to improve understanding of approaches that…

Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, Voices for Georgia's Children, April 2021
Executive Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many challenges for Head Start families – making the program’s role even more important. To better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Head Start families and identify opportunities to…

Caven Meg, Huckle Erin, Zhang Xinxin, February 2021
Executive Summary

This study set out to identify the strengths of the Early Childhood Professional Development System (ECPDS); assess the challenges facing the ECPDS, and make recommendations to support the strengthening of the system. This evaluation marks a…

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…

Brotherson Sean E., Saxena Divya, Lammers Shea, Bushaw Kimberly, September, 2020
Executive Summary
Among its multiple priorities, the Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five that was awarded by the federal government to the state of North Dakota incorporated attentiveness to issues associated with transitions for young children and their…
Bogle Mary, Kuhns Catherine, Spievack Natalie, Luetmer Grace, Greenberg Erica, Katz Michael, January, 2020
Executive Summary
This plan is the product of a federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) awarded to OPSR by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in December 2018. The plan was heavily…
Ounce of Prevention Fund (Chicago, Ill.), January, 2020
Executive Summary
In the five years since Congress' noteworthy changes, how has the implementation of Partnerships informed state goals and policies to improve access to high-quality infant and toddler care for low-income families? Additionally, how have policies and…
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…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, December, 2018
Executive Summary
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.…
University of Utah. Utah Education Policy Center, 31 December, 2017
Executive Summary
This report establishes a framework through which Utah improves outcomes for children, 0-5 years by identifying goals and measuring progress toward those goals. The framework provides an examination of early childhood services and programs in the…
Noden Philip, West Anne, September, 2016
Executive Summary
Given the complexity of early years provision, creating an effective and efficient funding system for publicly funded early education is challenging and important. The funding arrangements affect the sustainability, quality and flexibility of…
Jacobson David, August, 2016
Executive Summary
The case studies profiled in this report demonstrate the crucial roles SEAs can play in supporting P-3 system building-both through state policy as well as by supporting local and regional early learning partnerships. Carrying out this work requires…
Isaacs Julia B., Katz Michael, Kassabian David, March, 2016
Executive Summary
This report describes and analyzes the experiences of the six states involved in the WSS initiative as they leveraged policy change to streamline and align families' access to work supports. A broad range of policies are analyzed here, from…
Del Grosso Patricia, Akers Lauren, Esposito Andrea M., Paulsell Diane, November, 2014
Executive Summary
The purpose of this literature review, conducted as part of the Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, was to assess the current knowledge base for early care and education (ECE) partnerships, highlight promising models or components of…
Daily Sarah, October, 2014
Executive Summary
This brief is designed to serve as a reference guide for policymakers and provides information based on two common-themed questions: (1) What are effective strategies to support children on their path to third-grade academic success? and (2) What…