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Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This work studies the impact of Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) public preschool program using data on more than 4,000 preschool applicants from 1997 to 2003. The study leverages the randomization embedded in the BPS preschool lottery-based…

National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
At the current pace of progress, the United States will not reach all preschoolers with public programs before the end of the 21st Century. Without national leadership, universal high-quality pre-K will remain a dream. This fact sheet sets out one…
Weisenfeld GG, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief is intended to provide information and guidance for advocates and other stakeholder, especially those new to this issue, as they seek to increase investments in high quality preschool in their states. We begin by providing an overview of…
Pianta Robert C., Purtell Kelly M., McCormick Meghan P., Knoche Lisa, Burchinal Margaret, Ludvik Dana, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Spring 2021
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The experiences and learning opportunities children are exposed to in pre-K give them a boost as they enter school. However, the positive effects of pre-K attendance on children’s academic and cognitive skills become smaller and sometimes…

McKenzie Sarah C., McGee Josh, Jordan Emily, Reid Charlene A., January, 2021
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The Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) program has been providing low-income and at-risk Arkansas children with tuition-free pre-K since 1991. Enrollment in the state’s public pre-K programs has increased modestly over the last ten years. This brief…
Indiana. Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, 2021
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This report includes enrollment data, fiscal expenditures, and a summary of child and family outcomes and classroom quality for Indiana's On My Way Pre-K program.

Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

To help policymakers understand the cost of providing high-quality pre-K programs, RAND Corporation researchers collected 2018–2019 fiscal year expenditure data for 36 public and private providers operating as part of four publicly funded pre-K…

National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet provides highlights from a study about the long-term outcomes of the New Jersey Abbott Preschool Program.

Institute of Education Sciences (U.S.), Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, December 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Oklahoma offers state-funded prekindergarten (preK) to all four-year-olds. The Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest Early Childhood Education research partnership in Oklahoma requested more comprehensive evidence on disparities in student…

Hodges Katherine S., August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This snapshot uses data from the State of Preschool Yearbook surveys that have been collected for more than 15 years to investigate state policies regarding pre-K assessment. Questions include: which of the 45 states with state-funded pre-K programs…
Luetmer Grace, Greenberg Erica, Chien Carina, Monarrez Tomas, August, 2020
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To better understand patterns of prekindergarten applications and lottery outcomes, ideal analyses would draw on a rich set of background data on children and families and explore variation in participation and match rates across demographic and…
Garver Karin A., June, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
NIEER's analysis of the Great Recession's impacts on state pre-K found the worst impacts occurred up to four years after the recession began. Funding declined about $1 billion a year compared to the prerecession trend. Moreover, a decade later,…
Fischer Adrienne, Keily Tom, Weyer Matt, May, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This Policy Brief aims to capture and make sense of the most recent research studies on pre-K programs and outcomes. It does this by building upon, "Untangling the Evidence on Preschool Effectiveness: Insights for Policymakers," a pioneering study…
Decker-Woodrow Lauren, Muroga Atsuko, Bowden A. Brooks, Lamey Gay, March, 2020
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Westat, in collaboration with Teachers College Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, has conducted a benefit-cost analysis of the Pre-K 4 SA initiative, to provide the citizens of San Antonio and city policy makers with an…
Connors-Tadros Lori, Weisenfeld GG, February, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In order to expand high quality public preschool, a 3-step approach to ensuring adequate funding is needed. First, design a program to meet a state's goals and then determine the cost of that program. Second, designate how the resources to pay for…