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Garcia Elisa B., Tunzi Dominique, Frede Ellen, Gehres Stephanie, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

There have been many resources developed to provide information and approaches on how to support families and children experiencing homelessness. This brief considers these resources and presents an overview of family homelessness and information…

Caven Meg, Huckle Erin, Zhang Xinxin, February 2021
Reports & Papers

This report summarizes the results of an evaluation of Vermont’s Early Childhood Professional Development System (ECPDS). The evaluation was commissioned by Vermont’s Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families, Child…

Caven Meg, Huckle Erin, Zhang Xinxin, February 2021
Executive Summary

This study set out to identify the strengths of the Early Childhood Professional Development System (ECPDS); assess the challenges facing the ECPDS, and make recommendations to support the strengthening of the system. This evaluation marks a…

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…

Baumgartner Scott, Cavadel Elizabeth, Allison-Clark Katherine, May 2021
Reports & Papers

A growing number of states and localities are working to address the many needs of families living in poverty by coordinating their services and funding streams. Recently, for example, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)…

Early Milestones Colorado, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Ideal Learning (IL), or whole child education programs, encourage academic, social, and emotional growth for children. These pre-kindergarten through third grade models (i.e., Montessori, Tools of the Mind) honor each child's unique interests and…
Early Milestones Colorado, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Ideal Learning programs have experienced success outside of the traditional public school system, either as private or charter schools, however, scaling these programs in public schools has been challenging. Many local school districts, including…
Brotherson Sean E., Saxena Divya, Lammers Shea, Bushaw Kimberly, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Collaboration among the State of North Dakota, NDSU Extension and the North Dakota Parent Education Network made this project and study possible. The goal of this project, which was undertaken to fulfill objectives associated with the Preschool…
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…
Cohen-Vogel Lora, Sadler James R., Little Michael, Merrill Becca, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Over the past few decades, instructional policy supports -- encompassing standards, curricula, and assessments -- have featured centrally in the education reform movement. So, too, have efforts to align them. In this article, we conduct interviews…
McCormick Meghan P., Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Maier Michelle F., Hagos Rama, Snow Catherine, Leacock Nicole, Schick Laura, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As states and districts expand access to publicly funded PreK programs, researchers and policymakers have been grappling with experimental evidence demonstrating that the benefits of PreK on academic skills are not likely to last into early…
Purtell Kelly M., Valauri Anne, Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The entry into kindergarten is a key transition children experience and has lasting consequences for their academic development. In light of this, many schools have implemented transition practices designed to foster positive development for…
Bogle Mary, Kuhns Catherine, Spievack Natalie, Luetmer Grace, Greenberg Erica, Katz Michael, January, 2020
Other
This plan is the product of a federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) awarded to OPSR by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in December 2018. The plan was heavily…
Bogle Mary, Kuhns Catherine, Spievack Natalie, Luetmer Grace, Greenberg Erica, Katz Michael, January, 2020
Executive Summary
This plan is the product of a federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) awarded to OPSR by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in December 2018. The plan was heavily…
Schumacher Rachel, Bernhard Kristin, Wallen Margery, Reidt-Parker Judy, Kohler Caroline, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
How has the implementation of the Partnerships informed state goals and policies to secure access to high-quality infant and toddler care for low-income families? To learn more, the Ounce of Prevention Fund (the Ounce) conducted interviews with a…