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1 A Lot of What I Learned, I Learned Before Kindergarten: A Broader, BOLDER Approach to Early Childhood Care and Education Elaine Weiss National Coordinator, BBA

2 Income-based achievement gaps

3 IF

4 Misdiagnosing the Gap

5 Drivers of the Gap? Poverty-related factors: Physical and Mental Health Problems Poor Nutrition Lack of support for, less-educated parents Weak access to quality early childhood care and education

6 Impacts of Poverty: Maternal and Infant Health

7 Impacts of Poverty: Infant Health Source: Currie 2005

8 Impacts of Poverty: Maternal and Infant Health Source: Currie (2005)

9 Impacts of Poverty: Parental Education College Educated Parents Very Low-Income Parents mos.24 mos.36 mos. Childs Age (Months) Source: Hart and Risley

10 Impacts of Poverty: Opportunity Gaps Lack of well-child visits, screenings Undetected delays Missed vaccinations Chronic ear, other infections Poor nutrition, food insecurity Lack of access to dental care Tooth decay, cavities, obesity Missed school days Lack of focus in class ER/hospital visits

11 Policy Priorities that Work? Reduce school readiness gap through: Supports for parents as childrens primary caregivers and first teachers Boosts to maternal, infant, and toddler health Access to high-quality early childhood care and education programs Systemic coordination of early childhood supports

12 Parental Leave Source: Ray, CEPR (2008)

13 Nurse Home Visits

14 Family Health and Nutrition Supports

15 Quality Early Childhood Education

16 BBA ECE in Practice Where is this happening? …

17 Omaha, Nebraska

18 Vancouver, Washington

19 Harlem, New York City

20 Orlando, Florida

21 Visit ECE Policy Statement and supporting bibliography 2-page ECE Policy Brief Blogs and media clips Copy of this PowerPoint and notes/stump speech to adapt Contact Elaine Weiss, BBA National Coordinator: www.boldapproach.org/early-childhood-education

22 Sources Campbell, F. A., Ramey, C. T., Pungello, E. P., Sparling, J., & Miller-Johnson, S. (2002). Early Childhood Education: Young Adult Outcomes from the Abecedarian Project. Applied Developmental Science, 6, Currie, Januet (2005). Health Disparities and Gaps in School Readiness, 15 Future of Children No.1, Spring, pp Delpisheh, Ali, Brabin, Loretta and Brabin, Bernard (2006) 'Pregnancy, smoking and birth outcomes'. Women's Health, Vol 2, Issue 3. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Policy, Research, and Evaluation (November 2010). Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Executive Summary.Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Policy, Research, and Evaluation (November 2010). Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Executive Summary Fosburg, L.B., & Brown, B. (1984). The effects of Head Start health services: Executive Summary of the Head Start evaluation. Cambridge, MA: Abt Associates. Hart, Betty and Todd Risley (1995). Meaningful Differences. Baltimore, MD, Brookes Publishing. Jehl, Jeanne (2012). Healthy Beginnings: A System of Care for Young Children in Atlantas NPU-V. Annie, E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD. Ray, Rebecca (September 2008). A Detailed Look at Parental Leave Policies in 21 OECD Countries, Center for Economic and Policy Research. Reynolds, Arthur J., The Chicago Child-Parent Centers: A Longitudinal Study of Extended Early Childhood Intervention, discussion paper no , Madison, Wisc.: Institute for Research on Poverty, As of September 29, 2008: Schweinhart, Lawrence J., Jeanne Montie, Zongping Xiang, W. Steven Barnett, Clive R. Belfield, & Milagros Nores (2005). Lifetime Effects: The High/Scope Perry Preschool Study Through Age 40 (pp. 194–215). Ypsilanti, MI: High/Scope Press. © 2005 by High/Scope® Educational Research Foundation.


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