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The battle over Head Start: What the research shows
Barnett, W. Steven, 2002
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A summary evaluating the effects and future of Head Start education

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The benefits of prekindergarten for middle-income children
Schulman, Karen, 2005
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A policy report discussing the need for more research on middle income children's risk of being denied quality child care due to eligibility ceilings and if this risk affects their potential for school readiness

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Building early childhood facilities: What states can do to create supply and promote quality
Sussman, Carl, April 2007
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

An examination of issues related to child care facilities, with policy recommendations for addressing barriers to improving the supply and quality of child care facilities

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Challenging behaviors: Preschool as a contributing or ameliorating factor?
McCabe, Lisa A., January, 2007
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research (No longer accessible as of August 16, 2012).

A review of research on the relationship between children's preschool experiences and challenging behaviors

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Coordinating America's highly diversified early childhood portfolio
Gilliam, Walter S., September, 2010
In R. Haskins & W. S. Barnett (Eds.), Investing in young children: New directions in federal preschool and early childhood policy (pp. 89-96). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, Center on Children and Families.

A discussion of the coordination and integration of programs for preschool-age children to produce a more cohesive early childhood system

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Curriculum decision-making: Dimensions to consider
Frede, Ellen, 2006
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research. (No longer accessible as of August 16, 2012)

A framework for decisionmakers to evaluate the appropriateness of curricula for their preschool programs

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Debunking Reroute the preschool juggernaut
Barnett, W. Steven, June 04, 2009
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A critical commentary on a book exploring the state of children's access to preschool programs and discussing the standards and quality of such programs, with a focus on Head Start and the universal prekindergarten programs in Florida and Oklahoma

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Early childhood education: Pathways to better health
Friedman-Krauss, Allison, April, 2013
(Preschool Policy Brief Issue 25). New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

An examination of children's health outcomes in early childhood education programs and of program features associated with positive health outcomes

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Effects of preschool on educational achievement
Laosa, Luis M., 2005
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A proposal that high-quality universal preschool is a promising strategy for closing the academic achievement gap that exists between low-income, minority children and higher-income, non-minority children

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Expanding access to quality pre-k is sound public policy
Barnett, W. Steven, December, 2013
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

An overview of research evidence on the relationship of participation in preschool, including publicly-funded programs, to children's developmental outcomes

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Getting the facts right on pre-k and the president's pre-k proposal
Barnett, W. Steven, 25 February, 2013
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A discussion of research findings on child developmental and educational outcomes, as well as economic returns, associated with prekindergarten program participation

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Getting the most out of Early Head Start: What has been accomplished and what needs to be done
Love, John M., September, 2010
In R. Haskins & W. S. Barnett (Eds.), Investing in young children: New directions in federal preschool and early childhood policy (pp. 29-37). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, Center on Children and Families.

A discussion of the impacts of Early Head Start on children at 2, 3, and 5 years old

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Head Start: Strategies to improve outcomes for children living in poverty
Ramey, Craig T., September, 2010
In R. Haskins & W. S. Barnett (Eds.), Investing in young children: New directions in federal preschool and early childhood policy (pp. 59-67). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, Center on Children and Families.

A discussion of challenges that face the Head Start program and strategies to address them

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How much does quality preschool cost?
Barnett, W. Steven, 2006
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A discussion of current state spending on preschool and of preschool program features that contribute to increased costs, with estimates of state expenditures needed to meet various levels of program access and quality

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Improving public financing for early learning programs
Barnett, W. Steven, April, 2011
(Preschool Policy Brief Issue 23). New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

An overview of public financing sources and models for early care and education services, with recommendations for increasing funding levels and coordination

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Increasing the effectiveness of preschool programs
Ackerman, Debra J., 2006
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A review of research on preschool program factors that contribute to program quality and of state preschool program standards, with policy recommendations to increase the effectiveness of preschool programs

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Investing in early childhood education: A global perspective
Barnett, W. Steven,
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A discussion of the evidence on the benefits and costs of public investment in early childhood care and education in the United States and in other countries

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Investing in young children: New directions in federal preschool and early childhood policy
Haskins, Ron, September, 2010
Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, Center on Children and Families.

A discussion of the success of early childhood programs, including Early Head Start, Head Start, and home visiting programs, and policy recommendations for improving them

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The language of emergent literacy: A response to the National Institute for Literacy report on early literacy
Dickinson, David K., January 12, 2009
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A response to and clarification of a review and synthesis of early literacy research

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Leave no (young) child behind: Prioritizing access in early childhood education
Ludwig, Jens, September, 2010
In R. Haskins & W. S. Barnett (Eds.), Investing in young children: New directions in federal preschool and early childhood policy (pp. 49-58). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, Center on Children and Families.

A discussion of the tradeoffs between funding policies that expand access to early childhood programs and funding those that increase their cost and intensity

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Making the most of kindergarten: Present trends and future issues in the provision of full-day programs
Ackerman, Debra J., 2005
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education and Research.

A comparison of half- and full-day kindergarten program trends, activities and outcomes

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Making validated educational models central in preschool standards
Schweinhart, Lawrence J.,
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A proposal of methods for the inclusion of educational models as a standard in early childhood education and care programs

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Mathematics and science in preschool: Policy and practice
Brenneman, Kimberly, 2009
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A discussion of preschool children's mathematics and science understanding and what is known about preschool mathematics and science educational practices

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Measuring preschool costs and revenues: Issues and answers
Kelley, Pamela J., 2002
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute of Early Education Research.

A collection of papers on issues surrounding the measurement of preschools' costs and revenues used in cost analyses

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New directions for America's early childhood policies
Haskins, Ron, September, 2010
In R. Haskins & W. S. Barnett (Eds.), Investing in young children: New directions in federal preschool and early childhood policy (pp. 1-27). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, Center on Children and Families.

An overview of federal spending on early childhood programs and a summary of a discussion of the success of these programs and policy recommendations for improving them

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