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Foundation for Child Development, 2018
Much attention has been paid to examining the effectiveness of early care and education (ECE) programs. Yet, little research examines how to implement such programs and help policymakers utilize research to inform on-the-ground operations in real time. This has left researchers conducting studies in silos, schools and programs applying for funding…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Kindergarten, Educational Quality, Educational Research
Foundation for Child Development, 2018
Unifying and strengthening the early childhood workforce may be the single most important step towards closing the opportunity/achievement gap. The Foundation for Child Development has committed its energies and resources towards professionalization of the early childhood field, improving the quality of professional practice, and enhancing early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Education
Rojas-Flores, Lisseth – Foundation for Child Development, 2017
In this report, Lisseth Rojas-Flores highlights the work of scholars within the Foundation's Young Scholars Program (YSP) related to Latino-U.S. citizen children of immigrants. Children of immigrants are growing up in a unique historical context in the United States -- a time marked by aggressive immigration policies and practices. For over 10…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Children, Immigrants, At Risk Persons
Hernandez, Donald J.; Napierala, Jeffrey S. – Foundation for Child Development, 2014
Policies and programs aimed at increasing educational and economic opportunities typically target either low-income children or their mothers, but not both, which limits their impact in fostering intergenerational mobility. This insight undergirds the development and implementation of dual-generation strategies, which focus simultaneously on both…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Influence, Academic Achievement, Intergenerational Programs
Foundation for Child Development, 2013
Each year, the Foundation for Child Development (FCD) and the Child and Youth Well-Being Index Project at Duke University issue a comprehensive measure of how children are faring in the United States. The resultant National Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI) is based on a composite of "28 Key Indicators of Well-Being," grouped into…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Educational Attainment, Well Being, Crime
Foundation for Child Development, 2012
Each year, the Foundation for Child Development (FCD) and the Child and Youth Well-Being Index Project at Duke University issue a comprehensive measure of how children are faring in the United States. The resultant NATIONAL Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI) is based on a composite of "28 Key Indicators of well-being that are grouped into…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Educational Attainment, Well Being, Crime
Hage, Dave – Foundation for Child Development, 2012
In the fall of 2008, a coalition of Minnesota foundations commissioned a local research organization to assess the state's ability to undertake a major improvement in school readiness and early learning services for disadvantaged children. The findings were discouraging. Richard Chase, working at the research arm of St. Paul's Amherst H. Wilder…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, School Readiness, Educational Quality, Pilot Projects
Hernandez, Donald J. – Foundation for Child Development, 2012
The growing movement to strengthen PreK-3rd education as an essential foundation for student success, along with the rapid expansion in public funding for PreK, has created an urgent need to measure children's educational progress, in a continuous fashion, from the beginning of PreK through Grade Three. Currently, some state governments are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Information, Stakeholders, Expertise
Foundation for Child Development, 2011
Each year, the Foundation for Child Development and the Child and Youth Well-Being Index Project at Duke University issue a comprehensive measure of how children are faring in the United States. The overall comprehensive Child Well-Being Index (CWI) is based on a composite of 28 Key Indicators of well-being that are grouped into seven…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Well Being, Child Development, Poverty
Hernandez, Donald J. – Foundation for Child Development, 2011
Americans are struggling through the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression. In recent years, a significant body of research and analysis has documented the breakdown of the middle class and the impact of the current financial crisis on family income, housing, and jobs. But few reports have examined these impacts through the lens of…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Trend Analysis, Role of Education, National Security
Nyhan, Paul – Foundation for Child Development, 2011
The New School Foundation was not born from a commission, legislative mandate, research project, think tank, or even the mind of a leading education scholar. One of Washington state's pioneering PreK-3rd initiatives began as the brainchild of a wealthy Seattle businessman, Stuart Sloan, 20 years ago. The New School Foundation and its ideas were…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Public Schools, Educational Change, Early Childhood Education
Russakoff, Dale – Foundation for Child Development, 2011
In 1974, the United States Supreme Court ruled in "Lau v. Nichols" that 1,800 Chinese-speaking children in the San Francisco public schools were entitled to English-language instruction or other support to help them understand what was happening in their classrooms. Thirty-six years later, state and local responsibilities to public…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, English (Second Language), Speech Communication
Marietta, Geoff; Brookover, Elisha – Foundation for Child Development, 2011
Despite skyrocketing growth in its English Language Learner (ELL) population, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has been remarkably effective in improving outcomes for ELL students across the district. Achievement has increased, and gaps between ELL students and their native English-speaking peers have decreased. This success is intentional.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Public Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Foundation for Child Development, 2010
Each year, the Foundation for Child Development and the Child and Youth Well-Being Index Project at Duke University issue a comprehensive measure of how children are faring in the United States. The Overall Composite Child Well-Being Index (CWI) is based on a composite of 28 "Key Indicators" of well-being that are grouped into seven…
Descriptors: Poverty, Educational Attainment, Child Development, Child Welfare
Marietta, Geoff – Foundation for Child Development, 2010
Reading achievement in the United States has stagnated. In 2009, only 33 percent of Fourth Graders were proficient or above in reading--a mere two percentage points higher than in 1998. At the same time, double-digit achievement gaps between African American and Latino/Hispanic students and their white counterparts have changed little in nearly…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Reading Achievement
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