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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…

University of Virginia. EdPolicyWorks, May 2021
Executive Summary

In 2019, LDOE designated seven community networks that had made considerable progress on meeting these goals as the first cohort of “Ready Start Networks” and gave them a set of additional resources and supports to further strengthen their ECE…

Hammond Rachel, May 2021
Executive Summary

This paper is primarily focused on policy changes that could incent developers to incorporate ECE facilities in housing developments. As such, I conducted interviews with affordable housing developers, employees at state housing and finance…

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…

Chung Phillip, Davis Nathan, Roberts Amy M., Franko Meg, Yost Molly, Woolridge Amy, April 2021
Executive Summary

Despite the ubiquity and importance of FFN care, there is limited data on the characteristics of Colorado’s FFN providers, their needs, and experiences, and most acutely, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of FFN care. Thus,…

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…
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…

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…
Perreault Joseph, August, 2020
Executive Summary
When schools reopen in the fall, what are the implications for Family Child Care (FCC)? In an ordinary year, it means school age children who attended full time return to school and the provider looks for younger children to fill those spots. In…
Utah. Department of Workforce Services. Office of Child Care, March, 2020
Executive Summary
An analysis of child care data, as well as survey data, show Utah is experiencing a significant gap between the need for child care and the capacity of Utah's child care system to meet that need. Although government, business leaders and economic…
Franco Ximena, Yazejian Noreen, LaForett Dore R., Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Kasprzak Christina M., Bryant Donna M., Williams Sherri B., Loza Sharon, De Marco Allison, Soliday-Hong Sandra, Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Harradine Christine Coster, Reid Kellen, Zgourou Eleni, 06 February, 2020
Executive Summary
The Statewide Birth-5 Needs Assessment is the first activity required as part of North Carolina’s Preschool Development Grant (PDG). Research has established the importance of the early years for children’s later success in school and life,…
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…
Bailey Ann E., Reese Meredith H. T., January, 2020
Executive Summary
Now in its third year of funding, the Health and Safety Coaching Project (HSCP) continues to support child care providers throughout Minnesota with improving their health and safety practices. The intent of the HSCP is to develop a high-quality…
Keating Kim, Cole Patricia A., Schaffner Mollyrose, 2020
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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…
Local Initiatives Support Corporation, November 2019
Executive Summary

The report that follows, in its entirety, represents a summary of key learnings gleaned through the many and varied avenues explored in conducting the 2019 Rhode Island early learning facilities assessment. The assessment was orchestrated to…