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Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Institute of Education Sciences: National Center for Education Statistics

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Education Commission of the States

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Head Start Associations

Issues PA

Institute of Education Sciences

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Institute for Early Education Research

The Build Initiative

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Western Illinois University

Foundation for Child Development

National Association for the Education of Young Children

University of Michigan

University of Maine

Tennessee Department of Education

The World Bank Group

 


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Pennsylvania Reports

County-level data for “A Smart Choice for a Solid Start: The Case for Pre-k in PA”
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, February 2014

A Smart Choice for a Solid Start: The Case for Pre-k in PA
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, February 2014

Program Reach and Risk Assessment State Fiscal Year 2011-2012
Office of Child Development and Early Learning, May 2013

Program Reach and Risk Assessment State Fiscal Year 2010-2011
Office of Child Development and Early Learning, July 2012

Full Day K: A Proven Success
PA Partnerships for Children, April 2012

The Benefits of Publicly Funded Pre-Kindergarten in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, 2012

Child Care Helps Pennsylvania’s Working Families
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, 2012

PA Pre-K Counts Report on Operations for FY 2010-2011
Pennsylvania Department of Education, September 2011

Pre-K Counts Promotes Children’s School Readiness and School Success
Pennsylvania Department of Education, June 2011

State Early Childhood Advisory Council: State Profiles – Pennsylvania
NGA Center for Best Practices, April 2011

2011 School Readiness in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, 2011

2012 School Readiness in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, 2012

The State of Preschool 2011: Pennsylvania Profile
National Institute for Early Education Research, 2011

Program Reach and Risk Assessment: State Fiscal Year 2009-10
Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, October 2010

Program Reach and Risk Assessment State Fiscal Year 2008-2009
Office of Child Development and Early Learning, April 2010

Education Watch State Report: Pennsylvania
The Education Trust, April 2009

PA Pre-K Counts Showing Results for Pennsylvania Children
Pennsylvania Department of Education, March 2009

Pre-K Counts: End of Year Report 2007-2008
PA Department of Education, 2008

Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten in Pennsylvania: An Investment in Crime Prevention
Fight Crime, Invest in Kids Pennsylvania, June 2006

Invest Now or Pay More Later: Early Childhood Education Promises Savings to Pennsylvania School Districts
Pennsylvania Department of Education, March 2006

The Cost Savings to Special Education from Pre-Schooling in Pennsylvania
Dr. Clive Belfield, Queens College for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, October 2005

Losing Ground in Pennsylvania Early Childhood Education
Economic Policy Institute, September 2005

Every Child, Every School: Success from the Start
A report from Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, March 2003

From Building Blocks to Books: Learning for Children from Birth through 8 in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, June 2002

Miles to Go: The Well-Being of Pennsylvania’s Rural Children
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, December 2001

National Reports

Universal Pre-K Backed By State Won’t Be Cheap
Carolyn Thompson Democrat and Chronicle, January 2014

Despite Benefits of Full-day preschool, Most State Programs are Half Day
Deepa Fernandes, KPCC (California Public Radio), January 2014

The Recession Dealt a Blow to Early Childhood Education
Bryce Covert, Think Progress (Blog), January 2014

State Pre-K Funding – 2013-14 Fiscal Year
Education Commission of the States, January 2014

More Than a Quarter of State-Funded Preschool Seats Went Unfilled this Year
Michael Alison Chandler, The Washington Post, January 2014

The State of Preschool 2012
National Institute for Early Education Research, 2012

State Pre-K Assessment Policies: Issues and Status
Debra Ackerman and Richard Coley, Educational Testing Service, February 2012

Place Early Learning at the Forefront of Improving Priority Schools

National Education Association, 2012

NAEYC Public Policy Report
Billie Young, National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2012

Using Pre-K to Advance Education Reform
Pre-K Now, October 2011

Pre-K as a School Turnaround Strategy
Pre-K Now, June 2011

How Does Your Kindergarten Classroom Affect Your Earnings? Evidence from Project STAR
Raj Chetty, Harvard University, February 2011

Creative State Pre-K Policies Offer Smart Federal Opportunities
Pre-K Now, January 2011

The New Mexico PreK Evaluation: Impacts From the Fourth Year (2008-09) of New Mexico’s State Funded PreK Program
Rutgers University, November 2010

Engaged Families, Effective Pre-K: State Policies that Bolster Student Success
Pre-K Now, June 2010

Pre-K & the Race to the Top
Pre-K Now, April 2010

The Case for Pre-K in Education Reform
Pre-K Now, April 2010

Elevating the Field: Using NAEYC Early Childhood Program Accreditation to Support and Reach Higher Quality in Early Childhood Programs
NAEYC: January 2009

Votes Count: Legislative Action on Pre-K Fiscal Year 2009
Pre-K Now, September 2008

Effects of Preschool Curriculum Programs on School Readiness
National Center for Educational Statistics, July 2008

Funding the Future: States’ Approaches to Pre-K Finance 2008 Update
Pre-K Now, February 2008

Policy Framework: Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care
Center for Law and Social Policy & ZERO TO THREE, January 2008

Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel. A Scientific Synthesis of Early Literacy Development and Implications for Intervention
National Institute for Literacy and the National Center for Family Literacy, 2008

Elevating the Field: Using NAEYC Early Childhood Program Accreditation to Support and Reach Higher Quality in Early Childhood Programs
National Association for the Education of Young Children, December 2007

Survey on Early Childhood Advisory Councils
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, December 2007

Preschool: First Findings From the Third Follow-up of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort
National Center for Education Statistics, October 2007

PNC Study of Early Childhood Education: Home and Classroom: Views of Parents and Teachers
PNC, August 2007

The Effects of Universal Pre-K in Oklahoma: Research Highlights and Policy Implications: An Executive Summary
William Gormley Jr., Center for Research on Children in the U.S., July 2007

PNC Study of Early Childhood Education: Public Policy, Economy, Workforce, Funding
PNC, May 2007

The Productivity Argument for Investing in Young Children
James Heckman and Dimitriy Masterov, National Bureau of Economic Research, April 2007

Pre-K and Latinos: The Foundation for America’s Future
Pre-K Now, July 2006

Age 2: Findings From the 2-Year-Old Follow-up of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort
National Center for Education Statistics, August 2006

California’s Preschool for All Act (Proposition 82): A Policy Analysis
National Institute for Early Education Research, May 2006

The Early Reading and Mathematics Achievement of Children Who Repeated Kindergarten or Who Began School a Year Late
National Center for Education Statistics, May 2006

Emerging Issues 2006: The Status of Preschool and Kindergarten Programs in States Today
Mimi Howard, Education Commission of the States, May 2006

Initial Results From the 2005 NHES Early Childhood Program Participation Survey
National Center for Education Statistics, May 2006

Leadership Matters: Governors’ Pre-K Proposals Fiscal Year 2007
Pre-K Now, May 2006

The Effects of Investing in Early Education on Economic Growth
The Brookings Institution, April 2006

Fifth Grade: Findings from the Fifth-Grade Follow-Up of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99
National Center for Education Statistics, March 2006

The Economic Promise of Investing in High Quality Preschool: Using Early Education to Improve Economic Growth and the Fiscal Sustainability of States and the Nation
Committee for Economic Development, 2006

How Much Does Quality Pre-School Cost?
National Institute for Early Education Research, 2006

The Effects of State Prekindergarten Programs on Young Children’s School Readiness in Five States
National Institute for Early Education Research, December 2005

Child Care and Early Education Arrangements of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: 2001
National Center for Education Statistics, November 2005

An Economic Analysis of Four-Year Old Kindergarten in Wisconsin: Returns to the Education System
Pre-K Now, September 2005

Making the Case: Improving Head Start Teacher Qualifications Requires Increased Investment
Center for Law and Social Policy, July 2005

Cost of Meeting House and Senate Proposed Head Start Teacher Qualification Requirements
Center for Law and Social Policy, July 2005

All Together Now: State Experiences in Using Community-Based Child Care to Provide Pre-Kindergarten
Center for Law and Social Policy, May 2005

Preparing for Success: How Head Start Helps Children with Disabilities and Their Families
Center for Law and Social Policy, May 2005

Pre-Kindergartners Left Behind: Explusion Rates in State Pre-K Systems
Walter S. Gilliam, Yale University Child Study Center, May 2005

Leading Early Childhood Learning Communities: What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do (Executive Summary)
National Association of Elementary School Principals, April 2005

Early Childhood Education for All: A Wise Investment
Legal Momentum’s Family Institute and The MIT Workplace Center,
April 2005

Missed Opportunities? The Possibilities and Challenges of Funding High-Quality Preschool through Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act
Center for Law and Social Policy, March 2005

From Capitols to Classrooms, Policies to Practice: State-Funded Prekindergarten at the Classroom Level
National Institute for Early Education Research, March 2005

Making the Most of Kindergarten: Present Trends and Future Issues in the Provision of Full-Day Kindergarten
National Institute for Early Education Research, March 2005

The Economics of Investing in Universal Preschool Education in California
RAND, March 2005

Head Start: Comprehensive Approach to Identifying and Addressing Risks Could Help Prevent Grantee Financial Management Weakenesses
U.S. Government Accountability Office, March 2005

Getting Ready: Findings From the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative
National School Readiness Indicators Initiative, February 2005

Building the Foundation for Bright Futures: Final Report of the NGA Task Force on School Readiness
National Governors Association, January 2005

Early Childhood Interventions: Proven Results, Future Promise
RAND, 2005

The High/Scope Perry Preschool Study Through Age 40: Summary, Conclusions and Frequently Asked Questions
The High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 2004

Exceptional Returns: Economic, Fiscal, and Social Benefits of Investment in Early Childhood Development
The Economic Policy Institute, October 2004

Quality Pre-Kindergarten for All: State Legislative Report
The Trust for Early Education, September 2004

Prekindergarten: Four Selected States Expanded Access by Relying on Schools and Existing Providers of Early Education and Care to Provide Services
The U.S. General Accounting Office, September 2004

From Kindergarten Through Third Grade: Children’s Beginning School Experiences
The National Center for Education Statistics, July 2004

Full-day and Half-day Kindergarten in the United States: Findings from the Early Childhood Longitudnal Study, Kindergarten Class on 1998-99
The National Center for Education Statistics, June 2004

Closing the Achievement Gap: Removing the Barriers to Preschool in Connecticut
A report from the Connecticut Department of Education, 2004

State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten: What the Evidence Shows
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, December 2003

Prekindergarten in U.S. Public Schools: 2000-2001
The National Center for Education Statistics, March 2003

Young Children’s Access to Computers in the Home and at School in 1999 and 2000
The National Center for Education Statistics, March 2003

Bachelor’s Degrees Are Best: Higher Qualifications for Pre-Kindergarten Teachers Lead to Better Learning Environments for Children
The Early Education Trust, 2003

Universal Preschool: Much to Gain but Who Will Pay?
The Foundation for Child Development, October 2002

Set for Success: Building a Strong Foundation for School Readiness Based on the Social-Emotional Development of Young Children
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, September 2002

The Role Of States And The Federal Government In Promoting Prekindergaren and Kindergarten
The Foundation for Child Development, April 2001

Universal Prekindergarten in Georgia: A Case Study of Georgia’s Lottery-Funded Pre-K Program
The Foundation for Child Development, May 1999

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