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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; 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
Barnett, W. Steven – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2013
In 2013, preschool education received more attention in the media and public policy circles than it has for some time, in part because of a series of high-profile proposals to expand access to quality pre-K. The scientific basis for these proposed expansions of quality pre-K is impressive. This paper brings to bear the full weight of the evidence…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Educational Policy, Public Policy
Friedman-Krauss, Allison; Barnett, W. Steven – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2013
The potential health benefits of early childhood education programs are quite large, especially for children living in poverty. In this report, authors Allison Friedman-Krauss and Steve Barnett set out the evidence regarding the short and long term health benefits to children from early childhood education programs, identify the features of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Child Health, Health Promotion
Barnett, W. Steven – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2013
Both science and public policy are best advanced based on impartial analysis of all the available evidence. No single study stands on its own, much less provides the definitive answers to policy questions on its own. This requires that scientists and policymakers consider all the evidence rather than simply select a few studies that fit their…
Descriptors: Evidence, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Education, Presidents
Barnett, W. Steven; Jung, Kwanghee; Youn, Min-Jong; Frede, Ellen C. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2013
New Jersey's Abbott Preschool program is of broad national and international interest because the Abbott program provides a model for building a high-quality system of universal pre-K through public-private partnerships that transform the existing system. The program offers high-quality pre-K to all children in 31 New Jersey communities with high…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Preschool Education
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
Barnett, W. S.; Nores, M. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2012
The last several decades have seen growing global interest in the potential for public investments in early childhood care and education (ECCE) to improve the development of young children, especially those from socially disadvantaged groups. This interest is based on evidence of the importance of environmental influences on early cognitive and…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Emotional Development, Child Care, Child Development
Barnett, Steve; Nores, Milagros – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2012
This working paper estimates participation in early childhood education (ECE) programs by child's age, program setting, family income level, and child's household language. To produce the best possible estimates of participation, the authors combined information from multiple data sets. In 2010, approximately 6.6 million between the ages of 2 and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Poverty, Family Income
Barnett, W. Steven; Carolan, Megan E.; Fitzgerald, Jen; Squires, James H. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2012
The 2011-2012 school year was the worst in a decade for progress in access to high-quality pre-K for America's children. To some extent this reflects the effects on state governments of the worst economic downturn most living Americans have ever experienced. Yet, this is not the whole story. The 2011-2012 results also reflect the effects of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Public Education, Access to Education, State Programs
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