Early Learning Experiences of Young Children & Pre-K Funding Trends
On September 17th, Lori Connors-Tadros, Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), joined us to consider findings from a recent NIEER research study on the home learning and preschool participation experiences of young children during the pandemic, Kindergarten Entry Assessments, and trends we might see in preschool funding in the pandemic recession based on a NIERR analysis of preschool funding post-2008 recession.
September 17th archives:
Kindergarten Entry Assessments
NIEER’s recent analyses of Kindergarten Assessment Policies includes:
- Presentation Slides
- Recording (if a password is requested, contact ECFC).
- CCSSO – K-2 Assessments: An Update on State Adoption & Implementation
- Alabama – KEA Alakids and Remote Instruction Guidance Plan
- Ohio – KRA Virtual School Guidance
- Minnesota – Assessment Guidance and 2020-21 School Year Planning
- South Carolina – Readiness Assessments and Guide for Administering Assessments
- Washington – Reopening 2020: District Early Learning Planning Guide
- New America’s recent blog Kindergarten Entry Assessments During COVID-19: How are States Adapting? (9/14/2020) examines how Ohio and South Carolina are implementing KEAs, including in-person data collection, during COVID. It also looks at how these states are following guidance from Washington on partnering with families in observing children.
- The Alliance for Early Success’ recently Build Stronger: A Child Care Policy Roadmap for Transforming Our Nation’s Child Care System.
- NIEER Special Report: Understanding and responding to the pandemic’s impacts on preschool education: What can we learn from last spring?, August 2020
- Preschool Matters Today Blog, July 23rd: Remote schooling failed our preschoolers. We have to do better.