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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2021
Reports & Papers

The 18th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, includes information for every state on child enrollment, funding, staffing, and…

National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), 2021
Reports & Papers
The 2019-2020 State of Preschool survey included a supplement to collect information about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected state-funded preschool beyond 2019-2020 into the 2020-2021 school year. The pandemic impacted policies, practices, and…
Weisenfeld GG, Frede Ellen, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report reviews the current integration of FCCs in publicly-funded pre-K. This is followed by a discussion of the potential opportunities and challenges derived from an analysis of current state policies and the FCC literature base.…

Greenburg Jordan E., Hines Caitlin, Winsler Adam, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Public school pre-k programs are not only effective in promoting children’s school readiness but are also potentially useful for easing the transition from pre-k to kindergarten. One possible reason for this ease of transition is eliminating the…
Kelley Elizabeth S., Barker R. Michael, Peters-Sanders Lindsey, Madsen Keri, Seven Yagmur, Soto Xigrid, Olsen Wendy, Hull Katharine, Goldstein Howard, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Purpose: Many children begin school with limited vocabularies, placing them at a high risk of academic difficulties. The goal of this study was to examine the effects of a vocabulary intervention program, Story Friends, designed to improve…

Afterschool Alliance, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The 2020 Top 10 States for Afterschool brief delves into the data used to determine the top 10, as well as factors that may have contributed to each state’s ranking. What it finds overall is that every state in the top 10 has its own unique story of…
McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Augustine Catherine H., Pane John F., Schweig Jonathan, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The National Summer Learning Project (NSLP) examined the implementation and effectiveness of voluntary summer learning programs developed by five school districts—Boston, Massachusetts; Dallas, Texas; Duval County, Florida; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…
Natale Ruby, Kolomeyer Ellen, Robleto Ana, Jaffery Zafreen, Spector Rachel, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Social-emotional issues in preschoolers continue to be an area of concern across the nation. Models to determine effective implementation practices are needed. The Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework is one…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2020
Reports & Papers
The 17th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, provides government policymakers valuable information for planning short- and long-…
Elbaum Batya, January-March 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this secondary analysis of state-collected data was to investigate developmental outcomes of preschool special education (PSE) services in a statewide cohort of participating children (n = 17,828). In line with federal performance…
Schwartz Heather L., Hamilton Laura S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Gomez Celia J., Huguet Alice, Jaycox Lisa H., Leschitz Jennifer T., Tuma Andrea Prado, Tosh Katie, Whitaker Anamarie A., Wrabel Stephani L., 2020
Reports & Papers
Schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs across the United States are increasingly prioritizing and implementing practices to support children's social and emotional development. This report provides early implementation lessons from six…
Ramirez Rica, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Lopez Lisa M., Hammer Carol Scheffner, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Knowing Head Start teachers' existing beliefs can help to tailor the professional development they receive on topics surrounding dual language learners (DLLs) development and best practices. Teachers who have access to accurate information that…
Cohen-Vogel Lora, Sadler James R., Little Michael, Merrill Becca, Curran F. Chris, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Over the past few decades, we have witnessed a surge in publicly funded pre-K programs in the United States. Today, policy makers in 45 states and the District of Columbia have adopted them. Combining information from twelve datasets, we use…

Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Sheridan Susan M., Fernandez Veronica A., Knoche Lisa, Stacks Ann M., Van Horne Bethanie, Bouza Johayra, Niño Silvia, Greenfield Daryl B., Montroy Janelle J., Dwyer Kathleen M., Early Head Start Parent-Teacher Intervention Consortium, 2020
Other

Early childhood, including the infant and toddler years, is a critical developmental period providing the foundation for lifelong relationships, skills, behaviors, and health outcomes. The importance of the adult-child relationships during this…