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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Children & Families
Childcare for working families in Ohio is often too expensive and/or poor quality. The states childcare assistance programs have one of the most restrictive income requirements in the county, reducing their effectiveness. Further, the childcare system is difficult to navigate, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level School District, City or Town, School Board
State(s) All States
Source UC Berkeley Center For Cities & Schools
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
This report aims to help community development and regional planning practitioners collaborate on cross-sector educational improvement efforts, increase productivity, and foster social equity. Its seven-step process recommends developing an understanding of the educational landscape,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level School District, City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Berkeley
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
2020 Vision is a citywide movement to ensure academic success and well-being for all children and youth growing up in Berkeley. Its goal is to close the achievement gap in Berkeley's public schools by working with the schools, city departments, community organizations and families....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Education
Many children of color and children from low-income families enter kindergarten without the academic skills they need to succeed; these disparities in skills early on likely contribute to later achievement gaps observed during elementary school, for children who enter kindergarten...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Education, Children & Families
Supporting pre-K programs with a diverse set of funding streams provides more stability than other methods of funding. This report lists varying funding strategies and examples in different cities across the country, providing models to follow for local officials seeking to expand...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, School District, School Board
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Education, Children & Families
Black children experience unequal treatment beginning at an early age, which contributes to inequalities in learning and development. By the time they enter kindergarten, Black children are on average nearly nine months behind in math and almost seven months behind in reading compared...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, School District, School Board
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Education, Children & Families
This toolkit was developed to help cities and local school districts assess the quality of their public pre-K programs. It translates evidence and best practices into a set of items to appraise the design and implementation of the pre-K program. The information gathered through this...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Alabama, California, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, West Virginia
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
Teachers in publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs across the nation are increasingly expected to earn educational qualifications and credentials similar to their peers teaching older children. Yet salaries and benefits remain consistently lower for pre-K teachers than for kindergarten...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, School District, School Board
State(s) Washington
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Education, Children & Families
The City of Seattle is in the final year of a four-year demonstration phase for its Seattle Preschool Program. The four-year demonstration phase of SPP has three purposes. The first is to demonstrate that the approved structure is viable. The second is to develop a community infrastructure...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State, School District, School Board
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Education, Children & Families
The benefits of attending high-quality preschool are well established, but access to these programs varies greatly across the United States. This report offers strategies for advocates and state leaders seeking to work with policymakers to improve preschool quality and expand access....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level Other Boards and Agencies, School District, State
State(s) All States
Source Learning Policy Institute
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
States and School Districts should take advantage of federal recovery funds, particularly focusing their use of resources towards the expansion and improvement of early childhood education (ECE). This factsheet highlights how these funds can be used for various ECE initiatives, including...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State, School District
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
Head Start and Early Head Start are some of America's most effective federal programs for meaningfully improving school readiness and building a solid foundation for children's future success. However, there are persistent challenges in creating equitable access and quality nationwide....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies, School District, State
State(s) All States, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Vermont
Source PDG TA Center
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
Partnerships between Head Start and state preschool programs can improve quality, expand access, and provide more options for families by leveraging the resources and expertise of both programs. This brief presents lessons from four Preschool Development Grant (PDG) states - Maine,...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City of San Antonio
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
This ordinance authorizes the creation of the San Antonio Early Childhood Education Municipal Development Corporation. The Corporation is tasked with developing and implementing early childhood development programs that prepare each child to enter school and ensure each child is ready...

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