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Hanno Emily C., Gonzalez Kathryn E., Gardner Madelyn, Jones Stephanie M., Lesaux Nonie K., Hofer Kerry G., Checkoway Amy, Goodson Barbara D., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report describes the experiences of early educators and caregivers of 3- and 4-year-old children in family child care, community-based center, Head Start, and public school prekindergarten programs during the first few months of the Coronavirus…
Hanno Emily C., Gonzalez Kathryn E., Gardner Madelyn, Jones Stephanie M., Lesaux Nonie K., Hofer Kerry G., Checkoway Amy, Goodson Barbara D., August, 2020
Executive Summary
This report describes the experiences of early educators and caregivers of 3- and 4-year-old children in family child care, community-based center, Head Start, and public school prekindergarten programs during the first few months of the Coronavirus…
Gardner Madelyn, Melnick Hanna, Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Barajas Jessica, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report offers practitioners and policymakers an opportunity to learn from promising programs that recruit and prepare diverse cohorts of educators to teach in programs serving children birth to age 5 in California--a state that is actively…
Gardner Madelyn, Melnick Hanna, Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Barajas Jessica, December, 2019
Executive Summary
This report offers practitioners and policymakers an opportunity to learn from promising programs that recruit and prepare diverse cohorts of educators to teach in programs serving children birth to age 5 in California--a state that is actively…
Gardner Madelyn, Melnick Hanna, Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Barajas Jessica, December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
High-quality early childhood education (ECE) begins with well-prepared, highly qualified educators. This brief offers practitioners and policymakers an opportunity to learn from promising programs that recruit and prepare racially, ethnically,…
Gardner Madelyn, Melnick Hanna, Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Barajas Jessica, December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
High-quality early childhood education (ECE) begins with well-prepared, highly qualified educators. This brief offers practitioners and policymakers an opportunity to learn from promising programs that recruit and prepare racially, ethnically,…
Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Gardner Madelyn, Darling-Hammond Linda, January, 2019
Literature Review
The review distills lessons for policymakers by combining a detailed description of preschool program evaluations and research methodologies (see Appendix B and C) with an accessible discussion of their findings. Specifically, it unpacks the…
Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Gardner Madelyn, Darling-Hammond Linda, January, 2019
Executive Summary
This report presents the evidence on the effects of preschool, finding that well-implemented programs support substantial early learning gains and can have lasting impacts throughout school. We explain how the findings from evaluations of the…
Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Gardner Madelyn, Darling-Hammond Linda, January, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Research showing that high-quality preschool benefits children's early learning and later life outcomes has led to increased state engagement in public preschool. However, mixed results from evaluations of two programs--Tennessee's Voluntary Pre-K…
Melnick Hanna, Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Gardner Madelyn, Wechsler Marjorie, Maier Anna, January, 2018
Reports & Papers
California can do better. All children should be able to access high-quality care and education starting at birth, and paying for this care should not cause financial hardship for families. California's current ECE system, however, is unable to…
Melnick Hanna, Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Gardner Madelyn, Wechsler Marjorie, Maier Anna, January, 2018
Executive Summary
California can do better. All children should be able to access high-quality care and education starting at birth, and paying for this care should not cause financial hardship for families. California's current ECE system, however, is unable to…
Melnick Hanna, Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Gardner Madelyn, Wechsler Marjorie, Maier Anna, January, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides California policymakers with recommendations on how to improve access to high-quality early childhood education (ECE) for all children. It is based on a report that examines the ECE practices in 10 counties that vary by region,…
Wechsler Marjorie, Kirp David L., Tinubu Titilayo A., Gardner Madelyn, Maier Anna, Melnick Hanna, Shields Patrick M., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Early education has emerged as a critical issue for state policymakers, who during the 2015-16 fiscal year alone invested nearly $7 billion in programs for our country's youngest learners. Support for preschool is broad and diverse, present in large…
Wechsler Marjorie, Kirp David L., Tinubu Titilayo A., Gardner Madelyn, Maier Anna, Melnick Hanna, Shields Patrick M., June, 2016
Executive Summary
Early education has emerged as a critical issue for state policymakers, who during the 2015-16 fiscal year alone invested nearly $7 billion in programs for our country's youngest learners. Support for preschool is broad and diverse, present in large…
Wechsler Marjorie, Kirp David L., Tinubu Titilayo A., Gardner Madelyn, Maier Anna, Melnick Hanna, Shields Patrick M., June, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Although there is considerable research on the elements of high-quality preschool and its many benefits, particularly for low-income children and English learners, little information is available to policymakers about how to convert their visions of…