Publications and Research
This brief aims to broaden the discussion about what it takes to develop and maintain effective instructional practices for preschool teachers.
This technical report from NIEER researchers on the Early Learning Scale, a performance-based assessment measure that uses student data collected through observation and work sampling, offers information on the use and reliability of the instrument and on the validity of the data. The Early Learning Scale was developed by NIEER in response to requests by educators for a "comprehensive, standards-based assessment system capable of informing instruction and making an impact on teaching and learning."
This presentation describes the benefits of science for preschool students, acknowledges the challenges educators face, and provides practical strategies for fulfilling our responsibilities to young learners. Assistant Research Professor Kimberly Brenneman delivered this featured presentation at the DLM Summer Institute in July 2010.
This article shares the results of a statewide survey of 391 child care center directors focusing on their preschool program standards.
Presentation by NIEER Co-Director Ellen Frede and Research Professor Kimberly Brenneman at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, November 2009.