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Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, August 2021
Reports & Papers

This report’s findings shed light on the everyday contributions Head Start assistant teachers make to classroom quality, measured through teacher-child interactions. This report aims to help policymakers, education administrators, and…

Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, August 2021
Executive Summary

This report’s findings shed light on the everyday contributions Head Start assistant teachers make to classroom quality, measured through teacher-child interactions. This report aims to help policymakers, education administrators, and…

Barnett W. Steven, Jung Kwanghee, Q3 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Relatively few studies provide rigorous estimates of the long-term effects of large-scale public preschool programs, and their findings vary greatly. This study investigates the effects in third through tenth grade of New Jersey’s Abbott…

Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Weiland Christina, Taylor Anne, Penfold Louisa, Snow Catherine, Sachs Jason, McCormick Meghan P., March 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief is part of an ongoing study that is tracking implementation of the Boston Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) expansion, including effects of the COVID-19 crisis on UPK community-based centers. We use administrative and interview data to…

Bromer Juliet, Melvin Samantha A., Porter Toni, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, March, 2021
Literature Review
This literature review and conceptual model examine research on the factors that may contribute to the decrease of regulated FCC supply. The research literature primarily focuses on challenges and demands that FCC providers face which we hypothesize…
Porter Toni, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Melvin Samantha A., Bromer Juliet, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief presents a conceptual model to help policy makers and other stakeholders understand the constellations of factors that may contribute to the decrease in FCC supply. The model is based on a literature review of the limited research that…
Barnett W. Steven, Jung Kwanghee, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
To learn about the pandemic’s impacts on young children’s learning and development NIEER developed a parent survey regarding children’s home learning activities and preschool participation during the pandemic. The first survey was conducted in…
Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Schochet Owen N., Martin Anne, Castle Sherri, Tulsa SEED Study Team, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) teachers are paid strikingly low wages, yet are increasingly expected to advance children’s learning by offering high-quality classroom environments. Teachers’ capacities to provide high-quality instruction should be…
Sommer Teresa Eckrich, Schneider William, Chor Elise, Sabol Terri J., Chase-Lansdale P. Lindsay, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, Morris Amanda Sheffield, King Christopher T., November/December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Two-generation human capital programs seek to promote the education of parents and children simultaneously. This study examines relations between family participation in CareerAdvance, which recruits parents of Head Start children into a workforce…
Child Care Services Association. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center, November 2020
Other

This annual report describes the FY20 results of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood program, a national strategy to increase college education and workforce supports for low-income women working in early childhood settings, and Child Care WAGE$, a…

Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Partika Anne, Tulsa SEED Study Team, Castle Sherri, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research findings: This study uses newly available data on low-income children and their teachers in a mixed-delivery, publicly funded early care and education (ECE) system to document the prevalence of personal and economic stressors that ECE…
Porter Toni, Bromer Juliet, Melvin Samantha A., Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Molloy Patricia, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This research-to-policy brief is part of Erikson Institute's Multi-State Study of Family Child Care Decline that is currently examining the factors behind the decline of licensed care in four states. Findings presented here are based on 22 focus…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Fall 2020
Reports & Papers

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, with the support of the Foundation for Child Development, recently conducted a study to determine whether there was consensus among ECE leadership stakeholders about the need for a unified…

Miles Elly M., Dmitrieva Julia, Hurwich-Reiss Eliana, Badanes Lisa S., Mendoza Marina M., Perreira Krista Marlyn, Watamura Sarah, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The "Latino Health Paradox" denotes a well-established trend wherein foreign-born Latino immigrants arrive with protective health benefits which dissipate and sometimes reverse into health disparities in the second and subsequent generations. The…