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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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Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Wackerle-Hollman Alisha K., Duran Lillian K., Miranda Alejandra, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For young Spanish–English dual language learners (SE-DLLs), early literacy skills, including phonological awareness and alphabet knowledge in Spanish as well as English, are crucial to their reading success. However, there is a lack of research…
Shaw Sara H., Hirilall Ashley, Halle Tamara, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
The experience of homelessness is a known risk factor for young children, ages birth to 5. Children experiencing homelessness benefit from early care and education (ECE); however, states, communities and ECE providers face many barriers to ensuring…
Shaw Sara H., Hirilall Ashley, Halle Tamara, March, 2020
Reports & Papers

The purpose of this research brief is to understand the challenges that states and communities face in using data, as well as potential opportunities for strengthening data collected to estimate rates of early childhood homelessness and identify…

Keating Kim, Cole Patricia A., Schaffner Mollyrose, 2020
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 bridges the gap between science and policy with national and state-by-state data on the well-being of America's babies. The 2020 edition of the Yearbook, along with issue-based briefs, adds to the ability to see…
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…
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…
Bailey Ann E., August, 2019
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this study survey was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of the inclusion coaches and the licensed child care providers who received ICP coaching. The data collected are intended to inform the ICP, including the…
Ullrich Rebecca, Schmit Stephanie, Cosse Ruth, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief examines children's access to CCDBG-funded child care in states by race and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year (FY) 2016, building upon CLASP's previous Disparate Access research. (author abstract)
Keating Kim, Daily Sarah, Cole Patricia A., Murphey David A., Pina Gabriel, Ryberg Renee, Moron Leanna, Laurore Jessie, 2019
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 is a first-of-its-kind resource for stakeholders who recognize the critical importance of supporting the healthy development and well-being of America's babies and toddlers. It seeks to bridge the gap between…
Chase Richard A., Spaeth Erin, Aviles Steven, Carlson Elizabeth, Giovanelli Alison, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report describes potential risks to the healthy development of young children and the extent of coverage of publicly-funded services to meet their early learning, health, and basic needs. This report also includes new and emerging indicators of…
Chase Richard A., Valorose Jennifer, July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Invest Early is a comprehensive early childhood collaborative of four school districts in Itasca County, Minnesota, that serves young children and their families with risk factors that may impede school success. Wilder Research, in conjunction with…
Kim Do-Hong, Lambert Richard G., Burts Diane C., 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although dual language learners (DLLs) are linguistically, culturally, and socially diverse, researchers usually study them in aggregate and compare them to non-DLLs. The authors' purpose was to identify subgroups of preschool DLLs using latent…
Chase Richard A., Valorose Jennifer, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Invest Early is a comprehensive early childhood collaborative of four school districts in Itasca County, Minnesota, that serves young children and their families with risk factors that may impede school success. Wilder Research, in conjunction with…
Children's Defense Fund--Minnesota, 2017
Reports & Papers
This analysis uses 2014-15 kindergarten cohort data (the most recent available at the time of release) from the ECLDS to analyze access to the early childhood programs included in the ECLDS prior to kindergarten entry for children of color and…