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Lloyd, Chrishana M.; Carlson, Julianna; Barnett, Hannah; Shaw, Sara; Logan, Deja – Child Trends, 2022
In 2021, Child Trends was selected to conduct a literature review and develop a policy and practice report to map the history of systemic racism in the U.S. and how it has influenced early childhood education (ECE) policy and practice, with a particular focus on educator pay and benefits, preparation, and workforce stability. This report…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Racial Discrimination, Racial Integration, Wages
Ramos, Manica F.; Bamdad, Tiffany; Lloyd, Chrishana M. – Child Trends, 2021
In March 2020, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic deeply affected professional and personal lives and resulted in major disruptions in services for children and families. These disruptions impact children of all ages but are particularly problematic for children from birth to age 5 given that this is a critical time period for children's learning…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Preschool Children, Child Development
Temkin, Deborah; Piekarz-Porter, Elizabeth; Lao, Kristy; Nuñez, Brissa; Steed, Heather; Stuart-Cassel, Victoria; Chriqui, Jamie F. – Child Trends, 2021
In 2019, Child Trends partnered with the Institute for Health Research and Policy of the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC-IHRP), EMT Associates, Inc., and the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) to publish the first comprehensive policy analysis (see ED613844) to explore codified state statutes and regulations covering…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, State Regulation, Policy Analysis
Lloyd, Chrishana M.; Carlson, Julianna; Ulmen, Kara – Child Trends, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted early care and education (ECE) programs across the country in many ways, including changes to enrollment, staffing, and daily operations. Many programs closed or transitioned to providing virtual learning and services in response to state guidance and mandates, especially in the early months of the pandemic. ECE…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Child Care, Preschool Education
Lloyd, Chrishana M.; Carlson, Julianna; Ulmen, Kara – Child Trends, 2021
In response to executive order mandates from states and governors, many early care and education (ECE) settings closed or transitioned to providing virtual services to children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. For ECE coaches, these closures resulted in the need for rapid adjustments in the way they provided coaching services. These…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Child Care, Preschool Education
Lantos, Hannah; Hanft, Sam; DeMand, Alex; Redd, Zakia; Moore, Kristin A. – Child Trends, 2021
The majority of youth and young adults in the United States who are out of work are youth of color. To better reach and support all participants, many workforce development programs are increasingly embedding a racial and ethnic equity and inclusion (REEI) approach into job skills training initiatives. Launched by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Adult Education
Solomon, Bonnie J.; Sun, Sarah; Temkin, Deborah – Child Trends, 2021
With the passage of the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states were required to add a fifth indicator on "School Quality or Student Success" (SQSS) to their school accountability systems. An analysis of submitted ESSA state plans found that 13 states included measures of school climate as their SQSS indicator or incorporated…
Descriptors: School Districts, Learning Analytics, Educational Environment, Educational Quality
DeMand, Alex; Redd, Zakia; Lantos, Hannah; Moore, Kristin Anderson – Child Trends, 2021
Employment training organizations and agencies often work independently of each other, for reasons that may include interorganizational competition, limited knowledge of each other's strengths, separate funding streams, and lack of resources (both time and financial). To more effectively serve youth and young adults, many organizations could…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness
Lantos, Hannah; Habteselasse, Sham; Moore, Kristin Anderson – Child Trends, 2021
Young adults' individual needs often differ from those of their peers in both minor and significant ways, and no single workforce training program model will meet the needs of all participants. While the workforce training system can best meet young people's various employment training needs through a vibrant network of partners and services, many…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Staff Development
Temkin, Deborah; Fulks, Emily – Child Trends, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the ways schools and other youth-serving agencies are operating. To prevent the continued spread of the virus, many schools and agencies have moved to virtual only or hybrid virtual/in-person activities. Along with adapting many other activities, schools and agencies' approaches to bullying…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Legislation, Board of Education Policy
Lloyd, Chrishana M.; Carlson, Julianna; Alvira-Hammond, Marta – Child Trends, 2021
This issue brief is one in a series examining timely topics that are relevant to Black families and children in the United States. The series identifies key information and opportunities for consideration by policymakers, researchers, practitioners, philanthropists, and others interested in supporting the progress of Black families and…
Descriptors: African American Family, African American Children, Public Policy, Access to Education
Lloyd, Chrishana M.; Shaw, Sara; Alvira-Hammond, Marta; Hazelwood, Ashley M.; DeMand, Alex – Child Trends, 2021
This brief is the third in a series examining timely topics that are relevant to Black families and children in the United States. It presents recent data on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black families' access to stable housing in the United States and, at the local level, in Newark, New Jersey. First, it highlights national findings…
Descriptors: African American Family, African American Children, Racial Bias, Housing
Lloyd, Chrishana M.; Alvira-Hammond, Marta; Carlson, Julianna; Logan, Deja – Child Trends, 2021
This issue brief is the first in a series examining timely topics that are relevant to Black families and children in the United States. The series identifies key information and opportunities for consideration by policymakers, researchers, practitioners, philanthropists, and others interested in supporting the progress of Black families and…
Descriptors: African American Family, African American Children, Blacks, Racial Bias
Hilty, Rowan; Boddicker-Young, Porsche; Hegseth, Danielle; Thompson, Joy; Bultinck, Erin; Fojut, Jackson; Early, Diane – Child Trends, 2021
Ensuring equitable access to high-quality early education for families from all racial, ethnic, and income backgrounds is a critical component for addressing systemic racism and inequality within the public education system. This study examined one piece of this issue by investigating access to public Montessori pre-K, as well as barriers that may…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method
Banghart, Patti; Guerra, Gabriella; Daily, Sarah – Child Trends, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic created a major upheaval to an already fragile early care and education (ECE) system. As a result of the pandemic, families face additional challenges accessing care and child care providers are experiencing greater financial difficulties and struggling to keep their programs open. The pandemic has also exacerbated the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Equity (Finance), Resource Allocation
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