The effects of the Peers Early Educational Partnership (PEEP) on children's developmental progress [Executive summary]
Evangelou, Maria, 2003
(Research Report No. RR489). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.
A summary of the effects of the preschool intervention program, Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP), which aims to increase the educational achievement of disadvantaged children under five years of age
Using science to inform preschool assessment: A summary report of the Temple University Forum on Preschool Assessment [Executive summary]
Kochanoff, Anita T., 2003
Philadelphia: Temple University, Center for Improving Resources in Children's Lives.
A summary of a study of the need for development of improved assessment instruments chosen for program evaluation and accountability in child care and early education research
Strip mining for gold: Research and policy in educational technology: A response to ''Fool's gold''
Clements, Douglas H., 2003
AACE Journal, 11(1), 7-69
A criticism of the use and interpretation of research findings in ''Fool's gold: A critical look at computers in childhood,'' a discussion of the possible negative effects of relying too heavily on technology in early childhood education
Head Start FACES 2000: A whole-child perspective on program performance [Executive summary]
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Child Outcomes Research and Evaluation, 2003
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Child Outcomes Research and Evaluation.
A longitudinal study of the academic and social outcomes of Head Start children during the Head Start years and in kindergarten, based on data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)
House Bill 1519 early childhood project: Executive summary and policy recommendations
Thornburg, Kathy R., 2003
Jefferson City: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
A summary of a longitudinal study on the relationship between child care quality and children's development in early childhood programs using funds from Missouri House Bill 1519, based on assessments and observations of 565 children from 402 classroom or child care home settings, and a survey 834 teachers, parents and administrators
Minnesota School Readiness Initiative: Developmental assessment at kindergarten entrance: Fall 2002 pilot study [Executive summary]
Minnesota. Department of Education, 2003
Roseville: Minnesota, Department of Education.
A study assessing the readiness of kindergarteners entering school, and the piloting of a program to improve school readiness, based on a sample of 1,851 children from 31 elementary schools assessed using the Minnesota Work Sampling System (WSS) Kindergarten Entry Behavioral Checklist
Young children's access to computers in the home and at school in 1999 and 2000 [Executive summary]
Rathbun, Amy, 2003
(NCES 2003-036). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.
A summary of findings from a study regarding the computer resources available to a national sample of kindergarten students at school and home, as evidenced by findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K)
Investing in the child care industry: An economic development strategy for Kansas: Executive summary
Mid-America Regional Council, 2003
Kansas City, MO: Mid-America Regional Council.
A summary of a description of cost benefits and suggested funding strategies for the Kansas child care industry
Characteristics of Sure Start local programme areas: Rounds 1 to 4: Profiles of Rounds 1 to 4 Sure Start local programme areas and a sample of Round 5, to-be-Sure Start local programme areas [Executive summary]
Sure Start (Programme), June, 2003
(Report No. 03). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.
A summary of a study of the changes in the Sure Start local programs for disadvantaged children under five years of age in the United Kingdom
Early childhood care and education in E-9 countries: Status and outlook [Executive summary]
Unesco. Section for Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, 2003
Paris: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
A summary of an overview of the national early childhood education and care contexts in which policies are developed in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan
Critical hours: Afterschool programs and educational success: Executive summary
Miller, Beth M., 2003
Quincy, MA: Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
A summary of a larger report that reviews the links between out-of-school time, after school programs and the positive development of early adolescents
Broken promises: How the Bush Administration is failing America's poorest children: Executive summary
Children's Defense Fund (U.S.), 2003
Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund.
A summary of a study of the changes in federal performance standards and funding for Head Start programs
Towards extended schools: A literature review [Executive summary]
Wilkin, Anne, June 2003
(Research Report No. 432). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.
A summary of a review of selected research studies on the development of extended school programs to include the provision of health and social services in the structure and service delivery of public schools
Inside the content: The breadth and depth of early learning standards: Executive summary
Scott-Little, Catherine, 2003
Greensboro, NC: SERVE.
An executive summary of a national study examining the content of state-level standards for early childhood education, specifically looking at the inclusion of different development domains
The Early Years Transition & Special Education Needs (EYTSEN) project [Executive summary]
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, June, 2003
(Research Report No. RR431). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.
A summary of an investigation into aspects and provisions of special educational needs (SEN) in young children between the ages of 3 and 6 years in the United Kingdom
New hope for children and families: Five-year results of a program to reduce poverty and reform welfare: Executive summary
Huston, Aletha C., 2003
New York: MDRC.
A summary of research findings evaluating a program designed to assist low income people secure employment and reduce poverty
Research synthesis on effective intervention procedures: Executive summary
Dunlap, Glen, 2003
Tampa, FL: Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Young Children with Challenging Behavior.
A review of scientific studies on effective practices for dealing with the education of children with challenging behavior
Iowa child care characteristics and quality: Executive summary
Hegland, Susan M., February 17, 2003
Ames: Iowa State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
A summary of a study of the quality and characteristics of child care providers in Iowa and of provider characteristics, including subsidy receipt, related to higher child care quality, based on an initial survey of providers and then follow-up observations with a subset of providers
Third national Even Start evaluation: Program impacts and implications for improvement [Executive summary]
United States. Department of Education. Planning and Evaluation Service, 2003
(Doc No. 2005-05). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Planning and Evaluation Service.
A summary of an evaluative study of participation, language acquisition, and developmental impacts for parents and children enrolled in Even Start family literacy programs aimed at the socioeconomically disadvantaged in the United States from 1999-2001
The economic impact of the child care industry in Minnesota: Executive summary
Brown, Brentt, 2003
Oakland, CA: National Economic Development and Law Center.
A report on the importance of Minnesota's child care industry to the state and local economy, suggesting strategies for overcoming barriers for businesses, government and the child care industry
Prekindergarten in U.S. public schools: 2000-2001: Statistical analysis report [Executive summary]
Smith, Timothy, 2003
(NCES 2003-019). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.
A study of public prekindergarten (Pre-K) programs in elementary schools throughout the U.S. to determine the percentage of such programs nationwide and how many classes are offered by public schools, child enrollment in Pre-K programs and the characteristics of the children served, and questions surrounding Pre-K teachers and other services offered to children; based on the “Survey of Classes that Serve Children Prior to Kindergarten in Public Schools: 2000-2001,” with results based on questionnaire data from 1843 public elementary schools