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Weiland Christina, Greenberg Erica, Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Luetmer Grace, Abenavoli Rachel, Gomez Celia J., Johnson Anna D., Harden Brenda Jones, Maier Michelle F., McCormick Meghan P., Morris Pamela A., Nores Milagros, Phillips Deborah A., Snow Catherine, June 2021
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As the United States starts to recover from the pandemic, ECE leaders continue to need a clear understanding of the pandemic’s impact both on young children’s learning and on the ECE programs and teachers that play a critical role in the lives of…

Weiland Christina, Greenberg Erica, Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Luetmer Grace, Abenavoli Rachel, Gomez Celia J., Johnson Anna D., Harden Brenda Jones, Maier Michelle F., McCormick Meghan P., Morris Pamela A., Nores Milagros, Phillips Deborah A., Snow Catherine, June 2021
Executive Summary

This brief synthesizes the evidence on the pandemic’s impact on young children’s learning and on the ECE programs and teachers that play a critical role in the lives of young children, families, and the U.S. economy. Leaders need a clear…

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…
Schochet Owen N., Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Program administrators and policy makers have placed a priority on expanding access to inclusive, center-based early care and education (ECE) for low-income children with special needs, a "doubly vulnerable" population characterized by academic and…
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…
Phillips Deborah A., Anderson Sara, Datta A. Rupa, Kisker Ellen Eliason, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Preschool teachers are widely acknowledged as critical to supporting the school readiness of children, yet remain under-paid relative to their education levels and have high rates of turnover relative to the U.S. workforce as a whole. Federal and…

Johnson Anna D., Finch Jenna E., Phillips Deborah A., March, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Publicly funded center-based preschool programs were designed to enhance low-income children's early cognitive and social-emotional skills in preparation for kindergarten. In the U.S., the federal Head Start program and state-funded public school-…
Gormley, Jr. William T., Phillips Deborah A., Anderson Sara, Winter 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As states have upgraded their commitment to pre-K education over the past two decades, questions have arisen. Critics argue that program effects are likely to fade out or disappear over time, while supporters contend that program effects are likely…
Phillips Deborah A., Anderson Sara, Datta A. Rupa, Kisker Ellen Eliason, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Low-income families' ability to sustain employment while ensuring the care and safety of their young children is profoundly affected by federal policies regarding access to subsidies and programs, such as Head Start. The current structure of…

Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Schochet Owen N., 2018
Other
As with any good roadmap, we guide you through the steps of knowing where you want to go, what you have to work with and how to prevent problems that would derail the effort. This guide offers direction to states and school districts at varying…
Phillips Deborah A., Anderson Sara, Gormley, Jr. William T., 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
To examine associations between participation in Tulsa's preschool programs and a set of middle-school attitudes, we used propensity score weighting to compare the Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) pre-K participants and, separately, the Community Action…
Gormley, Jr. William T., Phillips Deborah A., Anderson Sara, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Building on our previous work, we explore the longer-term effectiveness of a high-quality, large-scale, public-school based pre-K program. We find that 7th grade students who participated in the Tulsa Public Schools pre-K program years ago score…
Phillips Deborah A., Johnson Anna D., Weiland Christina, Hutchison Jane E., August, 2017
Other
The increasing diversity of young children enrolled in state pre-K and Head Start programs has prompted examination of varying impacts for identified subgroups of young children. We argue that questions of subgroup impacts and the processes that may…
Anderson Sara, Phillips Deborah A., June, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We employed data from a longitudinal investigation of over 1,000 children who participated in Tulsa's universal school-based pre-K program in 2005, and path modeling techniques, to examine the contribution of pre-K classroom quality to both…
Weyer Matt, Phillips Deborah A., Lipsey Mark W., 24 May, 2017
Multimedia
This webinar discusses consensus statements from researchers regarding preschool effects in terms of fadeout, long-term achievement, and return on investment, based on the recent policy brief published by the Brookings Institution.