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Friedman-Krauss, Allison H.; Barnett, W. Steven; Weisenfeld, G. G.; Kasmin, Richard; DiCrecchio, Nicole; Horowitz, Michelle – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2018
"The State of Preschool 2017" is the 15th edition of the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) annual report tracking state-funded preschool access, resources, and quality. Since 2002, many states have made progress, a few have fallen behind, and a handful have emerged as leaders. As a result, disparities in access to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Barnett, W. Steven; Friedman-Krauss, Allison H.; Weisenfeld, G. G.; Horowitz, Michelle; Kasmin, Richard; Squires, James H. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2017
"The State of Preschool 2016" is the latest edition of our annual yearbook report profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. NIEER's [National Institute for Early Education Research's] "State Preschool Yearbook" is the only national report on state-funded preschool programs with detailed information…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Barnett, W. Steven; Friedman-Krauss, Allison H.; Gomez, Rebecca E.; Horowitz, Michelle; Weisenfeld, G. G.; Brown, Kirsty Clarke; Squires, James H. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2016
The "2015 State of Preschool Yearbook" profiles state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This Yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2014-2015 school year as well as documenting more than a decade of change in state pre-K since the first Yearbook collected data on the 2001-2002 school year.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Barnett, W. Steven; Carolan, Megan E.; Squires, James H.; Brown, Kirsty Clarke; Horowitz, Michelle – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2015
The 2013-2014 school year offered hope of a recovery for state-funded pre-K after the dismal effects of the recession. State funding for pre-K increased by nearly $120 million in 2013-2014, adjusted for inflation. This is the second year in a row that state pre-K has seen a real funding increase, though programs have yet to fully recover from the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, State Programs, Enrollment, State Aid
Barnett, W. Steven; Carolan, Megan E.; Squires, James H.; Brown, Kirsty Clarke – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2013
The "2013 State Preschool Yearbook" is the newest edition of our annual report profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This latest "Yearbook" presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2012-2013 school year as well as documenting a decade of progress since the first…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
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Hustedt, Jason T.; Barnett, W. Steven – Educational Policy, 2011
The landscape of financing early childhood education in the U.S. is complex. Programs run the gamut from tuition-supported private centers to public programs supported by federal, state, or local funds. Different funding streams are poorly coordinated. The federal government funds several major targeted programs that are available only to specific…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Educational Finance, Access to Education
Barnett, W. Steven; Hustedt, Jason T. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2011
The care and education of young children in the United States is supported by nearly $40 billion yearly from a variety of sources at the federal, state, and local levels. Even so, about a quarter of 4-year-olds and half of 3-year-olds do not attend preschool, and many of those who do attend receive only poor quality services. Some programs are of…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Child Development, Preschool Education, Educational Legislation
Barnett, W. Steven; Carolan, Megan E.; Fitzgerald, Jen; Squires, James H. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2011
The "2011 State Preschool Yearbook" is the newest edition of our annual report profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This latest "Yearbook" presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2010-2011 school year as well as documenting a decade of progress since the first…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Barnett, W. Steven; Frede, Ellen – American Educator, 2010
It's fairly well known that high-quality preschool programs can have life-altering impacts on disadvantaged children, including reductions in school dropout and crime, and increased earnings. Not as well known is that terrific preschool programs have important academic and social benefits for middle-class children too. Decades of research indicate…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Dropouts, Disadvantaged Youth, Public Education
Barnett, W. Steven; Epstein, Dale J.; Carolan, Megan E.; Fitzgerald, Jen; Ackerman, Debra J.; Friedman, Allison H. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2010
The "2010 State Preschool Yearbook" is the eighth in a series of annual reports profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This latest Yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2009-2010 school year. The first report in this series focused on programs for the 2001-2002 school year and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks