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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
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,…

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."

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…
Zhao Jianzhi, Lu Jiahuan, March, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The comparison between nonprofit and for-profit organizations has been a lingering question for scholars and practitioners. This research explores employee wage differentials across sectors using a national sample of child care workforce. After…

Matthew Rebecca A., Bransburg Vanessa, February, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
How and in what ways might we respond to the mounting "care deficit," such that the dignity and well-being of both recipient and care provider are prioritized? This article takes up such a question by making use of feminist theories of care to…
King Elizabeth K., Pierro Rebekah C., Li Jiayao, Porterfield Mary Lee, Rucker Lia, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined differences in classroom quality, assessed by the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ITERS-R), in 287 infant and 479 toddler classrooms. Classroom quality was compared across classroom age group (infant compared to…
Frankenberg Erica, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report aims to begin to understand the extent to which young children enrolled in school-based preschools are in racially diverse settings. (author abstract)
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Summer 2016
Reports & Papers
The upsurge in adding preK to elementary education has many principals and district leaders facing uncharted waters. School systems designed for traditional elementary education may not be a good fit for preK, especially for instructional leadership…
Alvarez Kristine, Epps Alex, Montoya Sonia, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
In 2013, NFF embarked on a multi-pronged study of 147 ECE providers to assess the financial challenges of operating high-quality ECE programs. In this report, NFF highlights the key financial, business, and systemic barriers to delivering high-…
Alvarez Kristine, Epps Alex, Montoya Sonia, July, 2015
Executive Summary
In 2013, NFF embarked on a multi-pronged study of 147 ECE providers to assess the financial challenges of operating high-quality ECE programs. In this report, NFF highlights the key financial, business, and systemic barriers to delivering high-…
Cortazar Alejandra, Q3 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There is an ever-growing emphasis worldwide on increasing access to early childhood care and education programs and generating high-quality educational experiences for children, especially those from low-income families. Chile is not an exception in…
Walker Karen E., Grossman Jean Baldwin, Andrews Kristine, Carrington Nicholas, Rojas Angela, February, 2015
Reports & Papers
Nonprofit organizations, which deliver many of the social services Americans receive, often face financial management challenges that affect the quality of their services. First, they face complex public and private funding environments that impose…
Walker Karen E., Grossman Jean Baldwin, Andrews Kristine, Carrington Nicholas, Rojas Angela, February, 2015
Executive Summary
Nonprofit organizations, which deliver many of the social services Americans receive, often face financial management challenges that affect the quality of their services. First, they face complex public and private funding environments that impose…