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Giordano Keri, Interra Victoria L., Stillo Giuliana C., Mims Angel T., Block-Lerner Jennifer, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Suspension is defined as a temporary removal from the educational setting where a child is able to return after a determined period of time, while expulsion is the complete and permanent removal of a child from an entire educational system (Gilliam…
Morris Suzann, Smith Linda K., May 2021
Reports & Papers

Little research exists on the role faith-based child care plays for many families in the United States. As COVID-19 impacted child care’s already fragile system, lessons learned from the faith-based community are a valuable asset to understand…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In efforts to better understand program availability, quality, and characteristics related to family choice among universal prekindergarten (preK) programs in Vermont, this study examined the characteristics of approved preK programs overall,…

Irwin Clare W., Gallo Audrey, February 2021
Reports & Papers

In an effort to increase access to high-quality prekindergarten (preK) programs for all young children in Vermont, the state passed universal preK legislation in 2014 (Act 166). All 3- and 4-year-olds have access to 10 hours a week of state-…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
Other

This document includes the literature review, methods, and supporting analyses for "Characteristics of approved universal prekindergarten programs in Vermont in 2018/19."

English Alan, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study sought to gain greater understanding of how youth at a faith-based privately-funded after-school program perceive relationships within the program. As the existence of a strong personal relationship is widely theorized to be a precursor…
Orizaba Lorena, Gorman Brenda K., Fiestas Christine E., Bingham Gary E., Terry Nicole Patton, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine narrative language samples of Spanish-speaking preschoolers to analyze changes in microstructural and macrostructural skills in their first language (L1) from fall to spring, relationships between…
Gebhart Tracy, Carlson Julianna, Harris Phoebe, Epstein Dale J., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Although there has recently been an increased focus on the benefits and challenges of implementing a salary or compensation parity policy, little has been written about how these policies affect the ECE workforce directly. The purpose of this brief…
Classen Audra I., Horn Eva M., Palmer Susan B., September, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Limited research has focused on the unique needs of military families and their preschool-age children and even less work focused on military families whose preschool children have special needs or disabilities. Researchers implemented a multicase…
Allard Agnamba Lindsey, Hawkinson Laura E., Tribble BreAnna Davis, Sharpe Nicole, August, 2019
Reports & Papers
The Mixed Delivery Preschool Pilot Program was created in response to the recognition that local community innovation can shed light on building a more robust system of delivery that will benefit families with young children across the state. The…
Allard Agnamba Lindsey, Hawkinson Laura E., Tribble BreAnna Davis, Sharpe Nicole, August, 2019
Executive Summary
The Mixed Delivery Preschool Pilot Program was created in response to the recognition that local community innovation can shed light on building a more robust system of delivery that will benefit families with young children across the state. The…
Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
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…
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…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Maxey Heather, Goodman Ben, May, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Given the long-term benefits of high-quality child care to children's cognitive, social, and emotional development, commonwealth and federal policymakers should continue to promote quality, access and affordability. Massachusetts policymakers should…
Reid Jeanne L., Melvin Samantha A., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In recent decades, state funding for preschool programs has more than tripled as more states are trying to create universal access to Pre-K. Efforts to expand Pre-K access typically include the use and coordination of multiple preschool settings,…