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Weyer Matt, August 2021

The pandemic has brought significant attention to the importance of early care and education (ECE), as well as the importance of engaging families in new ways. For the majority of the country, it has brought to light what advocates and…

Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. There are snapshots for 50 states, District of Columbia, and a separate national snapshot. Each snapshot provides the following: the number and share of children under age 6…

Bassok Daphna, Smith Amy Ela, Markowitz Anna J., Doromal Justin B., June 2021
Reports & Papers

This report takes a closer look at child care staffing issues in the wake of COVID using data from three large Louisiana parishes collected in the fall of 2020. In these communities, leaders of all child care sites that receive any public funding…

Workman Simon, June 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2018, the Center for American Progress developed an interactive cost estimation tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of child care in each state, and better understand why high-quality child care is out of…

Michie Molly, Weisner Kennedy, Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Hearington Maelee, Kiscaden Sarah, Rothenberg Abby, Smith Amy Ela, May 2021
Reports & Papers

Louisiana’s first cohort of Ready Start Networks provide seven case studies in how communities can build more coordinated, higher quality ECE systems. This report and the accompanying profiles are the first in a set that aim to learn from these…

University of Virginia. EdPolicyWorks, May 2021
Executive Summary

In 2019, LDOE designated seven community networks that had made considerable progress on meeting these goals as the first cohort of “Ready Start Networks” and gave them a set of additional resources and supports to further strengthen their ECE…

Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, Markowitz Anna J., Hall Todd, April 2021
Reports & Papers

Much has been written about the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning in K-12 education, including the challenges of remote learning and increasing educational inequities, but there has been less focus on how COVID-19 has altered teaching…

Bassok Daphna, Herring Walter, Bellows Laura, April 2021
Reports & Papers

Through the Study of Early Education in Louisiana, a longstanding Research Policy Partnership, we invited leaders of every state-approved ECAC program to complete a survey aimed at identifying the obstacles teachers face en route to earning an…

Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Bellows Laura, Sadowski Katharine, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This brief provides a systemwide look at early childhood teacher turnover using data from all publicly funded, center-based early childhood programs in Louisiana, including subsidized child care, Head Start, and pre-kindergarten. It provides new…
Sonnier-Netto Libbie, Cope Heather, Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Lewis Rhea, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report details the findings of the fourth survey of child care providers, conducted January 13 - 27, 2021, while Louisiana remained in Phase Two of reopening. In Phase Two, ratios and group sizes for early care and education providers returned…
Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Kiscaden Sarah, March 2021
Reports & Papers

We compared teacher emotional wellbeing, financial wellbeing and job commitment before and during COVID both overall and separately for child care and school-based pre-k sites using data from the fall 2019 and 2020 waves of the Study of Early…

Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

Kane Maggie C., Harris Phoebe, Jordan Dorothy, Lloyd Chrishana M., Testa Mary Beth Salomone, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The document provides an overview of policies related to state definitions and regulations, licensing and subsidy, external systems, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and funding. We also highlight changes to policies related to HBCC…
Sonnier-Netto Libbie, Cope Heather, Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Lewis Rhea, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
To learn more about how Louisiana families with children under the age of 5 have been impacted by, and managed during, the COVID-19 pandemic, LPIC, with partners, conducted a survey of Louisiana parents and guardians in the fall of 2020. Partners…