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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 Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
Strong public schools are the cornerstone of thriving communities. ProGov21's updated Education Roadmap provides information and resources that can aid school districts and municipal governments in improving their school systems. Reforms include universal pre-K, decriminalizing student...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Children & Families
In order to expand equitable access to high-quality child care, policy makers must simultaneously increase the supply of affordable child care and support the child care workforce. ProGov21's updated Affordable Child Care Roadmap outlines steps local governments can take to achieve...

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 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education, Public Safety
Despite their important and complex work, early educators have faced low wages and unsafe working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. This report demonstrates that compensation within the early childhood education (ECE) workforce is uneven across states and among different classifications...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State
State(s) Texas
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
Besides its educational and developmental benefits for children, pre-K also results in short-term and long-term savings for schools. Thanks to pre-K, Texas spent $127 million less on special education programs and nearly $15 million less because fewer kids were retained in the 2013-2014...

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, School District, State
State(s) All States, Wyoming
Source Learning Policy Institute
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
High-quality early childhood education is crucial for preparing students for learning and success. This guide provides a thorough examination of the fundamental elements needed to establish these programs and outlines early learning standards and curricula, assessments, strategies...

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,...

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