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University of Utah. Utah Education Policy Center, 31 December, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report establishes a framework through which Utah improves outcomes for children, 0-5 years by identifying goals and measuring progress toward those goals. The framework provides an examination of early childhood services and programs in the…
University of Utah. Utah Education Policy Center, 31 December, 2017
Executive Summary
This report establishes a framework through which Utah improves outcomes for children, 0-5 years by identifying goals and measuring progress toward those goals. The framework provides an examination of early childhood services and programs in the…
Pinchover Shulamit, 19 December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children spend considerable time in educational settings, in which traditionally, their primary occupation is play. A playful preschool environment has been related to better cognitive, social and emotional development. Although it is assumed…
Mattingly Marybeth J., Hartley Robert Paul, Wimer Christopher, 15 December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Working families with young children face substantial barriers in accessing and affording quality child care. Figure 1 shows that among working families with a child under age 3, those who do not pay for child care are more likely to live in poor or…
Hartley Robert Paul, Mattingly Marybeth J., Wimer Christopher, 15 December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Given the especially high costs of care for very young children, this snapshot highlights the child care costs faced by families with a child under age 3. Figure 1 shows the share of families paying for child care (bottom sections) by their income…
Malone Helen Janc, Dawes Nickki Pearce, Martinez-Alba Gilda, Guerrero Judith, Noam Gil G., 13 December, 2017
Multimedia
This webinar discusses the promotion of positive youth development within out-of-school time programs. It focuses on the following topics: social-emotional learning (SEL); response to shifting demographic contexts; and the use of data in afterschool…
Malone Helen Janc, Dawes Nickki Pearce, Martinez-Alba Gilda, Guerrero Judith, Noam Gil G., 13 December, 2017
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses the promotion of positive youth development within out-of-school time programs. It focuses on the following topics: social-emotional learning (SEL); response to shifting demographic…
Adams Michele, Szekely Amanda, Feldlaufer Harriet, Phillips Erica, 12 December, 2017
Multimedia
This webinar discusses strategies to improve access to and quality of family child care (FCC). It introduces two resources to assist stakeholders in this area: 1) a family child care policy assessment and planning tool, and 2) a brief that provides…
Adams Michele, Szekely Amanda, Feldlaufer Harriet, Phillips Erica, 12 December, 2017
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses strategies to improve access to and quality of family child care (FCC). It introduces two resources to assist stakeholders in this area: 1) a family child care policy assessment and…
Dichter Harriet, Bernhard Kristin, Tate Cynthia, Hibbard Susan, Washington Valora, 11 December, 2017
Multimedia
This webinar discusses systems building and the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge. Presenters from Georgia and Illinois share their visions and accomplishments, along with challenges and lessons learned, in the area of early childhood…
Dichter Harriet, Bernhard Kristin, Tate Cynthia, Hibbard Susan, Washington Valora, 11 December, 2017
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses systems building and the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge. Presenters from Georgia and Illinois share their visions and accomplishments, along with challenges and lessons…
Jones Stephanie M., Bailey Rebecca, Brush Katharine, Kahn Jennifer, 08 December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Below, we review the evidence-based OST programs that explicitly target SEL. In addition, we provide a set of guidelines and considerations for adapting SEL programs for OST and for making decisions about SEL programming that best fit the needs and…
Weixler Lindsay Bell, Lincove Jane A., Gerry Alica, 07 December, 2017
Reports & Papers
We investigate how school decentralization affects the supply of optional educational services by examining changes in pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) offerings in New Orleans during the transition to a majority-charter system. In this setting, pre-K will…
Weixler Lindsay Bell, Lincove Jane A., Gerry Alica, 07 December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In this study, we examine how the growth of charter schools in New Orleans affected pre-kindergarten (pre-K) program offerings as the school system transitioned from a centralized school system to an almost-all-charter district. In Louisiana,…
Matarma Tanja, Tammelin Tuija, Kulmala Janne, Koski Pasi, Hurme Saija, Lagstrom Hanna, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: The factors associated with preschool-aged children's physical activity (PA) remains unclear. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine how different factors were associated with preschool-aged children's objectively measured…