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Banghart, Patti; Cook, Maya; Bamdad, Tiffany; Carlson, Julianna; Lloyd, Chrishana M. – Child Trends, 2019
Partnerships between Early Head Start (EHS)/Head Start and child care programs have existed for many years. In 2014, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) granted funds to establish Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCPs) with the goal of expanding access to high-quality early learning programs to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Children
Kane, Maggie; Lowe, Claire; Tout, Kathryn; Warner-Richter, Mallory – Child Trends, 2018
For more than 20 years, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (United Way) has made high-quality early care and education a cornerstone priority of its investment strategy. United Way has also been a longtime champion of school readiness for the youngest children in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 1996, the organization joined…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, School Readiness
Moore, Kristin A.; Lantos, Hannah; Murphy, Kelly; Redd, Zakia; Beckwith, Sam – Child Trends, 2018
Growing evidence suggests that Positive Youth Development (PYD), a holistic approach to developing assets and competencies, can help prepare young people for success in adulthood, including success in the workplace. At its core, PYD focuses on creating a supportive, developmentally appropriate learning setting by emphasizing positive…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Adolescent Development, Labor Force Development, Job Training
Warner-Richter, Mallory; Hirilall, Ashley; Li, Winnie; Tout, Kathryn – Child Trends, 2018
The Tutoring Partnership was a Saint Paul and Minneapolis network of 28 community-based programs that provided academic interventions through tutoring. The common goal was improving students' academic outcomes. The Tutoring Partnership, operated by the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation, supported participating programs by helping them improve…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Tutoring, School Community Programs, Program Effectiveness
Warner-Richter, Mallory; Hirilall, Ashley; Li, Winnie; Tout, Kathryn – Child Trends, 2018
This report summarizes findings from an implementation and outcomes study of the Tutoring Partnership. The Tutoring Partnership was a Saint Paul and Minneapolis network of 28 community-based programs that provided academic interventions through tutoring. The common goal was improving students' academic outcomes. The Tutoring Partnership, operated…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Tutoring, School Community Programs, Program Effectiveness
Madill, Rebecca; Lin, Van-Kim; Friese, Sarah; Paschall, Katherine – Child Trends, 2018
This study asked how low-income children's access to early care and education (ECE) might differ from that of their higher-income peers and how child care subsidy policies might be helping to close the gap. This study used survey data from two National Survey of Early Care and Education surveys: the National Household Survey and the Center-Based…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Socioeconomic Influences
Wilkinson, Andra; Lantos, Hannah – Child Trends, 2018
Youth involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems--a specific high-needs population--often experience a host of negative outcomes beyond those experienced by their peers involved in only one (or neither) system. These outcomes include higher rates of homelessness, mental health problems, and joblessness. These "dually…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare
Solomon, Bonnie; Katz, Emily; Steed, Heather; Temkin, Deborah – Child Trends, 2018
Initiatives focused on improving aspects of students' well-being in schools--such as addressing childhood obesity, preventing bullying, and restricting schools' use of exclusionary discipline--are gaining momentum. However, such efforts are often implemented in silos, without recognition of their interconnections. To advance the common goal of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Health, Mental Health, School Culture
Ross, Martha; Moore, Kristin Anderson; Murphy, Kelly; Bateman, Nicole; DeMand, Alex; Sacks, Vanessa – Child Trends, 2018
Helping young people prepare to engage in work and life as productive adults is a central challenge for any society. Yet, many young people in the United States find that the path from education to employment and economic security in adulthood is poorly marked or inaccessible. As a result, those from low-income and less educated families have…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Disadvantaged, Employment, Wages
Paschall, Katherine; Kane, Maggie; Hilty, Rowan; Silamongkol, Thanharat; Tout, Kathryn – Child Trends, 2018
In recent years, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has implemented policies and program initiatives to improve and expand professional development training for the state's child care and early education workforce. One aspect of this process has been implementing Develop--The Minnesota Quality Improvement and Registry Tool. Develop…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Supply and Demand
Epstein, Dale; Hegseth, Danielle; Friese, Sarah; Miranda, Brenda; Gebhart, Tracy; Partika, Anne; Tout, Kathryn – Child Trends, 2017
Arizona's First Things First partners with other agencies to create a high-quality, family-centered, comprehensive, and collaborative early childhood system that supports the development, health, and early education of all Arizona's children through age 5, helping ensure they enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. One of First Things…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, School Readiness, Educational Quality
Maxwell, Kelly; LaMonte, Lauren; Halle, Tamara – Child Trends, 2017
Child Trends, with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the George Kaiser Family Foundation, invited a variety of stakeholders from across the country to attend a meeting in May 2016: "Building Our Future: Strategies for Investing in Early Childhood." The goal of the meeting was to learn more about various types of…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Young Children, Child Development, Access to Health Care
Temkin, Deborah; Greenfield, Suzanne – Child Trends, 2017
The District of Columbia's Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012 (YBPA; DC Law L19-167) requires the mayor to review the programs, activities, services, and policies established as a result of the Act; report the current status of bullying in the District of Columbia; and provide recommendations for the continued implementation of the Act. The…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Youth Programs, Agency Cooperation
Murphey, David; Madill, Rebecca; Guzman, Lina – Child Trends, 2017
Researchers reviewed existing research and conducted an original analysis of data from a large, nationally representative sample of Latino kindergartners with the aim of understanding what factors are associated with math achievement prior to and during the kindergarten year. This report begins by providing an overview of the research on the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Kindergarten, Predictor Variables, Achievement Gains
Murphey, David; Madill, Rebecca; Guzman, Lina – Child Trends, 2017
Researchers reviewed existing research and conducted an original analysis of data from a large, nationally representative sample of Latino kindergartners with the aim of understanding what factors are associated with math achievement prior to and during the kindergarten year. This executive summary begins by providing an overview of the research…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Kindergarten, Predictor Variables, Achievement Gains
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