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Friedman-Krauss, Allison H.; Barnett, W. Steven; Garver, Karin A.; Hodges, Katherine S.; Weisenfeld, G. G.; DiCrecchio, Nicole – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2019
The "State of Preschool 2018" is the 16th edition of the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER's) annual report tracking state-funded preschool access, resources, and quality. Since 2002, the preschool landscape has changed in many ways; and in others, it has remained the same--highlighting the need for a renewed…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Friedman-Krauss, Allison; Bernstein, Sima; Barnett, W. Steven – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2019
While the link between schooling and health has been well established, the direct and indirect effects of early childhood education programs on health have recently become a more substantial focus of research. This brief summarizes the research evidence, organized by three theoretical models that explain how early childhood education and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Child Health, Models
Bernstein, Sima; Barnett, W. Steven; Ackerman, Debra J. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2019
Because pre-academic and social-emotional capabilities at kindergarten entry predict later academic and social success, there has been great concern with the level of "readiness" at kindergarten entry. Many states require a kindergarten readiness assessment (KRA). However, how readiness is defined, who or what entity is doing the…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Definitions, Student Characteristics
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 – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2018
North Carolina's preschool program has solid evidence that it produces long-term benefits, but most children eligible for NC Pre-K are unable to enroll due to inadequate state funding, according to an analysis by the National Institute for Early Education Research. "Barriers to Expansion of NC Pre-K: Problems and Potential Solutions"…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Barriers, State Aid, Educational Finance
Nores, Milagros; Krauss, Allison Friedman; Frede, Ellen – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2018
One of the most significant recent trends in the U.S. education system is that white students are no longer the majority. This trend is mainly driven by growth in both the number and percentage of Hispanic children. The share of Hispanic students among kindergarten children increased from 19 percent in 1998 to 24 percent in 2010 (ECLS-K,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Preschool Education
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
McLean, Caitlin; Dichter, Harriet; Whitebook, Marcy – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2017
The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE), in partnership with the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), has produced a series of materials that explore state policy efforts to move toward compensation parity between pre-K and K-3 teachers. This report forms the third part of the series, examining a small set of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Salary Wage Differentials
Barnett, W. Steven; Kasmin, Richard – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2017
Although the phrase "compensation parity policy" for preschool teachers may seem clear at first, the term is used in a variety of ways and refers to a range of different policies. All of these policies seek to improve the financial rewards for teaching preschool relative to teaching older children, but they differ in how far they go…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Preschool Teachers, Salary Wage Differentials
Whitebook, Marcy; McLean, Caitlin – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2017
Many pre-K teachers across the nation are expected to earn a bachelor's degree, similar to their peers teaching older children. Yet salaries and benefits remain consistently lower for pre-K teachers than for elementary school teachers. Increasingly, compensation parity is perceived as an achievable policy goal rather than a lofty ideal, yet there…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Compensation (Remuneration), Child Caregivers, Teacher Salaries
Barnett, W. Steven; Weisenfeld, G. G.; Brown, Kirsty; Squires, Jim; Horowitz, Michelle – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2016
This report explores the extent to which states (and several large cities) are positioned to provide high quality preschool education on a large scale. States and cities that are already doing so or that could do so with modest improvements offer opportunities for advocacy to advance access to high quality early education as well as for rigorous…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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
Riley-Ayers, Shannon; Jung, Kwanghee; Quinn, Jorie – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2014
The Kindergarten Early Learning Scale (KELS) was developed as a concise observational assessment for young children. It examines three domains including (1) Math/Science, (2) Social Emotional/Social Studies, and (3) Language and Literacy, with a total of 10 items across the domains. Scores reported for each of the 10 items are based upon…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Rating Scales, Student Evaluation
Figueras-Daniel, Alexandra; Barnett, W. Steven – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2013
As the United States works to reclaim economic prosperity, the Hispanic population--with the largest growth in population over the last decade--will likely play a key role in any economic resurgence. Educational success is a crucial part of economic recovery. While statistics on the educational success of Hispanic children are hardly encouraging,…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Bilingual Students, Economic Development, Preschool Education
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