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Ackerman Debra J., July 2021
Other

The report is organized into five sections. Section 1 provides an overview of how child care quality is conceptualized, as well as the link between high-quality programmatic inputs and a provider’s operating costs. Section 2 explores research…

Ackerman Debra J., 2019
Reports & Papers
The Day 1 Academies Fund aims to support a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities. To provide insight into the fund's pedagogical inspiration, in this report I provide a high-level…
Ackerman Debra J., 2018
Reports & Papers
In this report I share the results of a document-based, comparative case study aimed at increasing our understanding about the potential utility of state kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) to provide evidence of English learner (EL)…
Ackerman Debra J., 2018
Reports & Papers
Kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) have increasingly been incorporated into state education policies over the past 5 years, with much of this interest stemming from Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) awards, Enhanced Assessment…
Ackerman Debra J., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Current US policies call for a child care teacher workforce that can support program quality and enhance infants', toddlers', and preschoolers' learning and development. Given minimal state pre-hire requirements, this context has implications for…
Ackerman Debra J., March, 2017
Book Reviews
Peer Reviewed
I raise the issue of world view as all of these differing perceptions and beliefs form the backdrop to Squandering America's Future: Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children. Written by blogger, former journalist, and ECE…
Ackerman Debra J., Friedman-Krauss Allison, 2017
Other
The early education field increasingly is recognizing the key role played by young children's executive function (EF) skills, generally defined as the cognitive abilities that consciously support goal-directed behaviors. To provide the field with an…
Ackerman Debra J., 2016
Reports & Papers
The current early care and education (ECE) policy context is bringing increased attention to the training completed by the child care workforce and to the use of registries to track such training. Although ECE workforce registries are designed to…
Ackerman Debra J., Tazi Zoila, 2015
Other
Dual language learners, or DLLs, may have greater school readiness needs due to the key role English oral language skills play in the development of emerging literacy skills in English and their overall academic achievement. This especially can be…
Ackerman Debra J., February, 2014
Reports & Papers
Given the variety of publicly funded early education programs relying on observation score data, as well as the continued pressure on these programs to contain or cut operating budgets, this larger context is particularly salient as the field…
Ackerman Debra J., Coley Richard J., February, 2012
Reports & Papers
A discussion of considerations for and approaches to the assessment of young children and a study of state prekindergarten child assessment policies in the 2011-2012 school year, based on a survey of state prekindergarten program personnel
Ackerman Debra J., 2012
Other
An overview of the academic, social, and economic benefits of early learning program investments
Ackerman Debra J., May 02, 2011
Book Reviews
Peer Reviewed
A review of a history of the evolution of the public policy supporting Head Start and public preschool between the late 1950s through the 2010s and a discussion of unresolved advocacy and policy issues for the continued improvement of quality and…
Barnett W. Steven, Ackerman Debra J., 2011
Other
An argument for the development of public prekindergartens as model early care and education services in communities as part of efforts both to increase standards and to access more community funding and resources
Ackerman Debra J., September, 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of wages and benefits among staff in New Jersey child care centers and their relationship to staff classroom role, ages of children served, and center characteristics, based on analyses of data from the Preschool Expansion Assessment…