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McCarthy Lauren P., Morrison Howard, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In March 2020, after 23 renewal grants had been awarded, the country began responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Public health guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 required states to adapt their intended renewal grant activities,…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
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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…

Afterschool Alliance, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Through the pandemic, afterschool programs have been an instrumental partner for schools and families—programs remained connected to their students, complemented school-day lessons, and provided essential supports for families. As the country now…

Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet highlights promising practices and research-informed strategies that districts and schools, with support from states, can use to successfully and equitably transition young learners to the next school year. It covers strategies…

Sengal Amena, McCormick Meghan P., Castleman-Smith Jalynn, March, 2021
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This brief summarizes recent findings that show how a lack of access to high-quality summer learning programs may contribute to disparities in children’s learning and development during that critical transition to kindergarten. The brief highlights…
Afterschool Alliance, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

As schools begin to reopen, 21st CCLC programs are well positioned to help students—in particular those who need extra support—take part in hands-on learning, build healthy relationships, explore a diversity of subject areas, and have a safe…

Pianta Robert C., Purtell Kelly M., McCormick Meghan P., Knoche Lisa, Burchinal Margaret, Ludvik Dana, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Spring 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

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
Fact Sheets & Briefs
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…
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.

Vitiello Virginia E., Prokasky Amanda, McCormick Meghan P., Iruka Iheoma U., Purtell Kelly M., Ludvik Dana, Fall 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The nationwide Early Learning Network is studying children's transitions from publicly-funded pre-K into kindergarten in diverse communities, ranging from rural to urban locations; including coastal and central states; and representing children and…
INNOVATIONS in Community Research and Program Evaluation, Cincinnati Public Schools, 2020
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This project was a collaboration between Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), Success By 6®, and INNOVATIONS to understand the long-term impact of preschool enrollment and kindergarten readiness. The analysis included three classes of CPS kindergartners…
INNOVATIONS in Community Research and Program Evaluation, Cincinnati Public Schools, 2020
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This project was a collaboration between Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), Success By 6®, and INNOVATIONS to understand the long-term impact of preschool enrollment on academic achievement from kindergarten through high school. The data for this…
Cannon Jill S., Schweig Jonathan, Perera Rachel, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

FFLC sought help from RAND Corporation researchers to understand the effects of the program on participants after leaving the program. Specifically, the research team conducted a mixed-methods assessment to assess • how mothers perceive the…

Weiland Christina, Unterman Rebecca, Shapiro Anna, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, October, 2019
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This brief summarizes findings from the Sustaining the Boost project, an Institute of Education Sciences-funded study of the Boston Public Schools prekindergarten program. We extended what is known about the program in four different recent…
Indiana. Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This report summarizes child outcomes, classroom quality assessment results, and parent survey results from the third year of the longitudinal study of Indiana’s On My Way Pre-K pilot program.