Featured Early Learning News

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Article Title / Link Source
The Current State of Scientific Knowledge on Pre-Kindergarten Effects, 5/2017 The Brookings Institution and Duke University
Teacher Compensation Parity Policies and State-Funded Pre-K Programs, 4/2017 National Institute for Early Education Research
New Consensus Statement on Effects of Pre-Kindergarten, 4/2017 The P-3 Learning Hub
Parent engagement programs increase student readiness for kindergarten, 4/2017 Penn State University
Defining and Measuring Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education (ECE): A Guidebook for Policymakers and Researchers, 2/2107 Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE)
Don’t Use Kindergarten Readiness Assessments for Accountability, 4/2017 New America
Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Support Workforce Success, 4/2017 Council for a Strong America
Information and Resources to Assist States in Developing Policy on Early Childhood Suspension and Expulsion, 3/2017 Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
What does good child care reform look like?, 3/2017 Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Alameda County Early Care and Education Workforce Study, 3/2017 Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
The Years Before School: Children’s Nonparental Care Arrangements From 2001 to 2012, 3/2017 National Center for Education Statistics
Ripples of Transformation: Families Leading Change in Early Childhood Systems, 2/2017 Center for the Study of Social Policy
Bridging the Gap between Data and Instruction to Promote School Readiness, 2/2017 The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Comparison of Personnel Systems for K-12 and Early Childhood Teachers: Qualifications and Compensation, 2/2017 Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Educator Expectations, Qualifications, and Earnings: Shared Challenges and Divergent Systems in ECE and K-12, 2/2017 Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Stepping Up Efforts to Build Communities Where Young Children and Families Can Thrive, 2/2017 Center for the Study of Social Policy
Building our Future: Supporting Community-Based Early Childhood Initiatives, 2/2017 Child Trends
Funding Brighter Futures: How Local Governments are Enhancing Investments in Kids, 2/2017 The Forum for Youth Investment
Case Studies of Schools Implementing Early Elementary Strategies: Preschool Through Third Grade Alignment and Differentiated Instruction, 2/2017 The Hill
Quality 101: Identifying the Core Components of a High-Quality Early Childhood Program, 2/2017 Center for American Progress
Teachers’ Voices: Work Environment Conditions That Impact Teacher Practice and Program Quality, 2/2017 Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Early Childhood, 2/2017 The Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Assessment Tools Used in Kindergarten Entry Assessments (KEAs), 1/2017 Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
State Pre-K Funding 2016-17 Fiscal Year: Trends and opportunities, 1/2017 Education Commission of the States
The Relationship Between Teacher Qualification and the Quality of the Early Childhood Education and Care Environment, 1/2017 Campbell Collaboration
How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down, 12/2016 National Public Radio
From Best Practices to Breakthrough Impacts, 12/2016 Center on the Developing Child Harvard University
Case Studies of Schools Implementing Early Elementary Strategies: Preschool Through Third Grade Alignment and Differentiated Instruction, 12/2016 Department of Education
Addressing Early Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems, 12/2016 American Academy of Pediatrics
Volume 7, Issue 2 (2016) The Critical Years: Research and Progress in Early Education and Early Brain Development, 12/2016 Journal of Applied Research on Children
Empowering Mothers and Enhancing Early Childhood Investment: Effect on Adults Outcomes and Children Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills, 12/2016 The National Bureau of Economic Research
Case Studies of Schools Implementing Early Elementary Strategies: Preschool Through Third Grade Alignment and Differentiated Instruction, 12/2016 U.S. Department of Education
13% Return on Investment: New Research on 0-5 Programs, 12/2016 The P-3 Learning Hub
U.S. Department of Education Announces $3 Million in Pay for Success Grants for Preschool Programs, 12/2016 U.S. Department of Education
Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities, 2016 Center for Disease Control and Prevention
New Research Finds Access to Quality Head Start Varies Widely Across the States, 12/2016 National Institute for Early Education Research
State(s) of Head Start, 12/2016 National Institute for Early Education Research and Rutgers Graduate School of Education
High-Quality Birth-to-Five Programs Produce a Greater Return on Investment, 12/2016 Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Infants And Toddlers in the Policy Picture: A Self-Assessment Toolkit For States, 12/2016 ZERO TO THREE Early Connections Last a Lifetime
How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down, 12/2016 National Public Radio
Expensive Problems: Researchers Say ‘High Cost’ Adults Can Be Predicted At Age 3, 12/2016 Common Health
Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2016, 12/2016 Child Care Aware of America
Standard 3.1.4.1: Safe Sleep Practices and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)/SIDS Risk Reduction, 12/2016 National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
Associations of Adversity to Indicators of Child Well Being in a High Quality Early Education Context, 2016 NHSA Dialog: The Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field
A Lesson For Preschools: When It’s Done Right, The Benefits Last, 11/2016 National Public Radio
Georgia’s Pre-K Students Sustain Progress in Kindergarten, 12/2016 Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
The Integration of Early Childhood Data: State Profiles and a Report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education, 11/2016 US Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED)
Tracking Quality in Head Start Classrooms: FACES 2006 to FACES 2014, 10/2016 Mathematica Policy Research
K-3 Policymakers’ Guide to Action: Making the early years count, 11/2016 Education Commission of the States
Poverty Wages For U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover, 11/2016 National Public Radio
Home Visiting Programs: Reviewing Evidence of Effectiveness, 10/2016 US Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
Integration Between Pre-K and K-3 Programs Needs to be Strengthened, Princeton-Brookings Journal Finds, 10/2016 Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
The Case for Day Care at the Office, 10/2016 Market Watch
Why K-12 should be thinking ‘Birth-3rd’, 10/2016 The P-3 Learning Hub
Learning from Leading States: Building P-3 Systems, 10/2016 National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Blog: Preschool Matters Today, 10/2016
Non-Regulatory Guidance Early Learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act: Expanding Opportunities to Support our Youngest Learners, 10/2016 U.S. Department of Education
Slowly But Surely: How Indiana is Building a Pre-K Program, 10/2016 New America
Unequal Access: Barriers to Early Childhood Education for Boys of Color, 10/2016 Child Care Aware of America
The Care Report, 10/2016 New America
New Early STEM Education Website, 9/2016 U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement
A Joint Policy Statement on State Advisory Councils on Early Childhood Education and Care, 9/2016 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and U.S. Department of Education
Child Care Deserts: Developing Solutions to Child Care Supply and Demand, 9/2016 Child Care Aware of America
Why the Source of Preschool Funding Matters, 9/2016 National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Blog
How Three States are Building P-3 Systems, 9/2016 Eye on Early Education
A Working Theory of Change for P-3 Community Partnerships, 9/2016 The P-3 Learning Hub
Building State P–3 Systems: Learning from Leading States, 8/2016 Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)
New Head Start Program Performance Standards, 9/2016 US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Unequal Access: Barriers to Early Childhood Education for Boys of Color, 8/2016 Child Care Aware of America
Measuring The Impact of Early Childhood Systems: Learning Lab Report, 8/2016 Center for the Study of Social Policy
Essential Organizational Supports for Early Education: The Development of a New Survey Tool to Measure Organizational Conditions, 8/2016 The Ounce of Prevention Fund and the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research
Job-Embedded Professional Learning Essential to Improving Teaching and Learning in Early Education, 2016 The Ounce of Prevention Fund, Essential Supports for Improving Early Education Series
Reimagining Instructional Leadership and Organizational Conditions for Improvement: Applied Research Transforming Early Education, 2016 The Ounce of Prevention Fund, Essential Supports for Improving Early Education Series
Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement, 8/2016 Harvard Family Research Project
US Department of Health and Human Services Policy Statement on Early Childhood Career Pathways, 8/2016 US Department of Health and Human Services
Unequal Access: Barriers to Early Childhood Education for Boys of Color, 08/2016 Child Care Aware of America
A New Survey Upends Assumptions About How Low-Income Parents Prepare Young Children for School, 8/2016 New America
“Billion Dollar” Bets to Increase Early Childhood Development, 7/2016 The Bridgespan Group
EARLY LEARNING COMMUNITIES: Building Blocks for Success, 7/2016 Center for the Study of Social Policy
Boosting Early Language Learning, One Recording Session at a Time 7/2016 MinnPost Education
Early Childhood Workforce Index 2016, 7/2016 Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Examining and Supporting Credentialing in the Early Care and Education Field, 7/2016 US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Final Rule: Overtime, 6/2016 US Department of Labor
The Early Childhood Workforce Index, 7/2016 Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, UC Berkeley
What do we invest in the country’s youngest? Little to nothing, 7/2016 The Hechinger Report
Child Care in America: 2016 State Fact Sheets, 7/2016 Child Care Aware of America
Expand pre-K: Question is how, 7/2016 The Journal Gazette
Fact Sheet: Troubling Pay Gap for Early Childhood Teachers, 6/2016 US Department of Education
America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2016 Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
50-State Comparison: K-3 Quality, 7/2016 Education Commission of the States
Primary Early Care and Education Arrangements and Achievement at Kindergarten Entry, 6/2016 National Center for Education Statistics
Is preschool the best job-training program?: Cleveland Connects: The First 2,000 Days, 6/2016 Cleveland.com
Growing Up in Foster Care: Our Littlest Ones, 6/2016 American Institutes for Research (AIR)
How much does it cost to leave the workforce to care for a child? A lot more than you think. 6/2016 PBS WFYI Indianapolis
Preschool teacher prep: illusions of quality, 6/2016 National Council on Teacher Quality
The Road to High-Quality Early Learning: Lessons from the States, 6/2016 Learning Policy Institute
Preschool Academic Skills Improve Only When Instruction is Good to Excellent, 6/2016 Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, UNC Chapel Hill
Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants, 6/2016 US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Early Childhood Educators Woefully Underpaid, 6/2016 US News and World Report
Why Preschool Suspensions Still Happen (And How To Stop Them), 6/2016 NPR WFYI Public Radio
Quality Jobs, Quality Child Care: The case for a well-paid, diverse early education workforce, 6/2016 The Century Foundation
2015 State of Preschool Yearbook, 6/2016 National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
High-Quality Early Learning Settings Depend on a High-Quality Workforce, Low Compensation Undermines Quality, 6/2016 US Department of Education and US Department of Health and Human Services
Baby Talk: Resources to Support the People Who Work With Infants and Toddlers, 6/2016 Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Tuning In: Parents of Young Children Tell Us What They Think, Know and Need ZERO to THREE
The Next Horizon for Home Visiting, 5/2016 ZERO TO THREE, National Center for Infants Toddlers and Families
Safety PIN RFP: Innovative Approaches to Addressing Infant Mortality, 5/2016 Indiana State Department of Health
Policy Statement on Family Engagement: From the Early Years to the Early Grades, 5/2016 US Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Education
Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation, 4/2015 Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Models and Components of a Great Nonprofit Dashboard, 5/2016 Nonprofit Quarterly
Ten Questions Local Policymakers Should Ask About Expanding Access to Preschool, 5/2016 Education Policy Center at American Institutes for Research
The State of the Early Childhood Workforce, 4/2016 Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, UC Berkeley
Policy Statement on Poverty, 4/2016 American Academy of Pediatrics
Early Childhood Teacher Education Policies, Research, Review, and State Trends, 4/2016 Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)
Apprenticeship pilot program to train child care workers in St. Louis, 4/2016 St. Louis Public Radio
Informing Investments in Preschool Quality and Access in Cincinnati, 3/2016 RAND Corporation
Well Baby Group Care: Evaluation of a Promising Intervention for Primary Obesity Prevention in Toddlers, 3/2016 CHILDHOOD OBESITY
Podcast: Professional Expectations Without Professional Conditions, 3/2016 West Ed
Resources to Support the Full Participation of Young Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and Their Families, 3/2016 Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Latinos and Early Ed: New Reports Take Stock of Existing Research, 3/2016 New America Ed Central
New Study Links Kindergarten Social-Emotional Skills to Long-Term Success, 3/2016 New America Ed Central
Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood, 3/2016 National Institute on Drug Abuse
State Approaches to Family Engagement in Pre-K Programs, 3/2016 Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)
Developmental Foundations of School Readiness for Infants and Toddlers: A Research to Practice Report, 2/2016 Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families
Science Achievement Gaps Begin Very Early, Persist, and Are Largely Explained by Modifiable Factors, 2/2016 Educational Researcher
Using Coordinated Data Systems to Guide Early Childhood Education Policies , 1/2016 The Early Childhood Data Collaborative
Rising to the Challenge: Building Effective Systems for Young Children and Families, a BUILD E-Book, 2016 QRIS National Learning Network
Roadmap for Early Childhood and K–12 Data Linkages, 1/2016 The Early Childhood Data Collaborative
EARLY HEAD START–CHILD CARE PARTNERSHIPS: Growing the Supply of Early Learning Opportunities for More Infants and Toddlers, 1/2016 Office of Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families
Addressing Infant-Toddler Teacher Compensation, 2015 Administration for Children and Families
Report: Effective Teachers Help Sustain Pre-K Learning, 12/2015 The Tennessean
Vanderbilt Researchers Find ‘Silver Lining’ In Disappointing Pre-K Data, 12/2015 Nashville Public Radio
Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2015 Report and Toolkit, 12/2015 Child Care Aware
Which early childhood education programs are most effective for children? 12/2015 Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group
A Healthy Early Childhood Action Plan: Policies for a Lifetime of Well-being, 11/2015 Trust for America's Health
Early Childhood Higher Education: Taking Stock Across the States, 11/2015 Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory
Introducing a Compendium of Evidenced-Based Parenting Interventions, 11/2015 Administration for Children & Families
How to Raise a Voracious Reader: Promoting Literacy With Dinnertime Storytelling, Family Conversation, and Books about Food, 11/2015 Harvard Graduate School of Education
Watching and Learning Together: New study finds that educational media can boost students’ mathematics skills, 11/2015 Education Development Center, Inc.
30 Million Word Gap Video Playlist, 11/2015 Child Trends
Why Childcare Workers Are So Poor, Even Though Childcare Costs So Much The Atlantic
Achieving Kindergarten Readiness for All Our Children: A Funder’s Guide to Early Childhood Development from Birth to Five, 10/2015 The Bridgespan Group
Community Systems Development Toolkit, 9/2015 BUILD Initiative
New Report Could Be a Game Changer for the Child Care Workforce, 4/2015 Early Directions
First Steps for Early Success: State Strategies to Support Developmental Screening in Early Childhood Settings, 10/2014 Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Formative Assessment: Guidance for Early Childhood Policymakers, 4/2014 Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)