Journal Articles

Effectiveness of Early Educational Intervention

September 2011

In this article from the August 19, 2011 issue of Science, author Steve Barnett examines the effectiveness of early childhood programs designed to offset the impacts of poverty and inadequate learning environments on child development and school success.

The Source of Child Care Center Preschool Learning and Program Standards: Implications for Potential Early Learning Challenge Fund Grantees

May 2010

This article shares the results of a statewide survey of 391 child care center directors focusing on their preschool program standards.

Issues of Access and Program Quality

May 2010

This book chapter examines the current state of access to and quality of preschool education around the world.

Universal and Targeted Approaches to Preschool Education in the United States

January 2010

This article compares the current targeted approach to preschool education with a universal approach that would increase access and quality.

Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions Across the World: (Under) Investing in the Very Young

September 2009
Milagros Nores and W. Steven Barnett

This paper reviews the international evidence on the benefits of early childhood interventions. 

Distinguishing Maltreating Versus Nonmaltreating At-Risk Families: Implications for Foster Care and Early Childhood Education Interventions

April 2009

This article describes a study that examined whether indicators of socioeconomic status and parenting stress could distinguish maltreating from nonmaltreating families.


Stimulus Should Leave No Preschoolers Behind

February 2009

Statement of NIEER Director Steve Barnett on the economic stimulus package.

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them--Economic Recovery in 3 Easy Steps

January 2009

In this article, NIEER Co-Director W. Steven Barnett provides a vision to economic recovery in three simple steps.

The Effects of Oklahoma's Pre-K Program on Hispanic Children

December 2008
William T. Gormley, Jr.

This article presents data from William Gormley's evaluation of the Tulsa pre-K program.

Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Early Education Interventions on Cognitive and Social Development.

November 2008

Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Early Education Interventions on Cognitive and Social Development.

Coaching as Part of a Pilot Quality Rating Scale Initiative: Challenges to--and Supports for--the Change-Making Process

October 2008

This article reports on a study focusing on a Quality Rating Scale (QRS) consulting process and provides recommendations for enhancing this process.

Continuity of Care, Professional Community, and the Policy Context: Potential Benefits for Infant and Toddler Teachers' Professional Development

September 2008

This paper shares the results of a study on the benefits of continuity of care for infants and toddlers.