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Seattle Preschool Program: Public Investment Paying Off for Quality

19 October 2018, 1:04 pm

As voters consider whether to continue investing public dollars in the  Seattle Preschool Program, our multi-year evaluation indicates that, so far, it has been money well spent. Four years ago, Seatt...

Helping Children Succeed

14 October 2018, 5:00 pm

A policy analyst calls for early care and learning programs.

A Really Good Thing Happening in America

8 October 2018, 10:14 pm

A strategy for community problem-solving does an extraordinary job at restoring our social fabric.

My Love-Hate Relationship with the State of Preschool Yearbook Survey

5 October 2018, 1:05 pm

Fall is a harbinger of so many things.  For some, it’s the start of a new school year and the promise of new learning and skills.  For others, it’s the start of football season and the possibility of...

ECD Implementation Insights: Will this program work here? Assessing Feasibility

4 October 2018, 1:05 pm

Family involvement programs can look great on paper and yet fail miserably. Programs can have defined goals, a well-defined time frame and program structure, research-based curricula, proven results f...

Jeff Bezos and the Trap of the Charitable-Industrial Complex

23 September 2018, 11:31 pm

He has promised money for schools. There are several grass-roots efforts to spread the Montessori method that could really use some.

Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools

21 September 2018, 9:00 am

The announcement that Mr. Bezos would start a network of Montessori preschools has made some in the education world wary.

Bright Horizons Plans to Pay for Teachers to Get Degrees: Questions, Concerns, and Thoughts

14 September 2018, 4:14 pm

This blog was first published by New America. Since Bright Horizons Family Solutions  announced  a new initiative this summer to pay for its teachers to obtain an AA or BA degree, about 200 employees...

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Pledge $2 Billion for Homeless and Preschoolers

13 September 2018, 4:12 pm

The money, put into a project he called the Day 1 Fund, is by far the largest donation by Mr. Bezos, the world’s richest person.

ECD Implementation Insights: Why Reporting on Implementation Matters

6 September 2018, 2:07 pm

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) is proud to partner with the Early Childhood Development Action Network ( ECDAN ) on this blog series exploring issues highlighted in the re...

Lesssons Learned

26 July 2018, 4:57 pm

The annual  CEELO/NAESC-SDE Roundtable  brings together state early education specialists, national experts and advocates to share ideas, generate new ones, and reboot our collective enthusiasm for th...

Finding Hidden Data Treasure

20 July 2018, 3:02 pm

The State of Preschool 2017 report makes it easy to figure out how many children in your state attend public pre-K. Or whether your state, or others, permits bilingual instruction in pre-K classrooms....

Could Trump Refuse a Subpoena?

4 June 2018, 12:31 pm

Also: Some good news, seriously.

Some Good News — Seriously — About Politics

3 June 2018, 11:52 pm

Even in the age of Trump, the United States is making progress toward universal health insurance and universal pre-K.

Cities Emerge as Preschool Champions

22 May 2018, 8:39 pm

Support for public funding of high-quality preschool is near universal; elected officials from both parties at all levels of government, business people, law enforcement professionals, military leader...

Extracting Success in Pre-K Teaching

30 April 2018, 4:40 pm

This post re-published with permission from New America. High-quality teachers are an essential component of an effective pre-K program. After all, young children’s learning depends on the quality of...

Three Things to Know from ‘The State of Preschool 2017’

19 April 2018, 8:51 pm

This week NIEER released its 15th State of Preschool report, providing information on enrollment, spending, and policies related to quality during the 2016-2017 school year for 61 state-funded prescho...

The 1.14.18 Issue

26 January 2018, 10:00 am

Readers respond.

Behind the Cover: 1.14.18

12 January 2018, 10:00 am

In this issue, the disparity between the importance of preschool educators and what they are paid.

MacArthur Grant Will Create ‘Sesame Street’ for Syrian Refugees

21 December 2017, 9:41 pm

A $100 million grant will pay for a localized version of the early childhood development program for refugees in the Middle East.