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I'm the Guy You Pay Later, Sheriffs, Chiefs and Prosecutors Urge America to Cut Crime by Investing Now in High-Quality Early Education and Care
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A Fight Crime Invest in Kids NY report. Law enforcement leaders around the nation know that one of the best ways to keep young people from dropping out of school and becoming criminals is to make sure they have a foundation for success in their earliest years. October 2013.         

   

Making Prekindergarten Truly Universal in New York: A Statewide Roadmap
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A Center for Children's Initiatives (CCI) and Campaign for Educational Equity (CEE) statewide plan for full-day Pre-K offering a financial strategy that recognizes Pre-K as an essential educational service, and provides a plan to phase in Pre-K to the state's three- and four-year-olds over the next eight years. October 2013.     

   

Quality: What it Is and Why it Matters in Early Childhood Education
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This Schuyler Center policy brief explains why quality matters, demonstrates what quality looks like, and details how it should be measured. Finally, it posits this recommendation: New York State should invest in increased access to high-quality early care and education programs. September 2012.                               

   

The Role of Expanded Learning Opportunities in New York State School Reform  
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A September 2012 report by the New York State Afterschool Network recognizes that ELOs are critical to school reform, and that ELO providers and school districts will need targeted guidance and support to ensure they can partner successfully to deliver high-quality programs that are effective, sustainable and accountable.

   

Early Childhood Education: Frozen Funding Leads to Cracks in the Foundation
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This joint report from Winning Beginning NY, Alliance for Quality Education and Citizen Action of New York details how funding for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten grant has been reduced drastically since 2007, despite being proven to increase the likelihood of a child going to college, earning higher income, and avoiding incarceration. The report makes the case for adding funding for pre-kindergarten and other early childhood education programs in the 2012-13 state budget.      
                            

   

WHEN FAMILIES ELIGIBLE FOR CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES DON’T HAVE ONE
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A Center for Children’s Initiatives report with findings on what happens to New York City working families that lose child care. This case study includes interviews with 83 families, randomly selected from families who contacted CCI for assistance with child care, who were eligible for a child care subsidy but unable to obtain one.                                                               

   

Quality Matters: HIGH-QUALITY EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION CAN CUT CRIME IN NEW YORK
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A report by FIGHT CRIME: INVEST IN KIDS New York makes the case that early care and education programs help kids get the right start in life and avoid future crime, but programs must be high quality to make this difference in kids’ lives. April 2011.                                                                                    

   

2010 WBNY Candidate Education Toolkit
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A Winning Beginning NY toolkit for use by advocates in meetings with gubernatorial, legislative and congressional candidates. September 2010.                                                                                     

   

Strengthening the Pre-K Investment: Next Steps to a Winning Beginning for Every Child in New York State
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This Winning Beginning NY report includes new data and lessons learned in the first 12 years of Pre-K implementation. The recommendations propose strategies to improve Pre-K as part of a comprehensive early care and learning system. March 2010.                                                                                                   

   

New York Seniors4Kids: Raising Our Voices for Quality Pre-K
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A Generations United report that emphasizes how older adults in New York care about high-quality prekindergarten education, and recognize the benefits to all citizens of investing in quality Pre-K. March 2010.

                                                                                                           

   

2010: A road map to success. What does it mean to give every child a winning beginning?
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A Winning Beginning NY marketing publication, that explains the benefits of investments made early in a child's life. January 2010.

                                                                                                           

   

From Birth through Young Adulthood: A Blueprint for Collaboration between the Early Care and Education and Afterschool Systems in New York State
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A New York State Afterschool Network (NYSAN) and Winning Beginning NY policy brief. Fall 2009.

 

   

New Visions for Early Education: Budget Series
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Two budget briefs produced by the Center for Children's Initiatives for a series on early care and education and what it costs.

 

   

2008 Winning Beginning NY Advocacy Handbook
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An A, B, C, guide to telling your story to lawmakers, media and other concerned groups and individuals to improve the quality of early care and education in New York State.

 

   

Investing in Early Care and Education is a Powerful Public Health Initiative for New York's Children
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This February 2008 Docs for Tots research brief states that investments in quality early care and education have long term public health benefits, with the opportunity to address the roots and earliest influences on health behaviors. download research brief

 

   

Generations Unite for Quality Pre-K: New York
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A Generations United/Senior4Kids report, demonstrates the advocacy role older adults can play in support of increased access and improved quality of pre-kindergarten programs. March 2008.

   

Winning Beginning NY brochure
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This fall 2007 Winning Beginning NY brochure explains what policymakers should know about the benefits of early care & education. For use in spreading the message that early care & education is critically important to New York's families.

 

   

For Early Learning in New York State:
Building the Best Requires Quality
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A report prepared by Todd Boressoff for Winning Beginning NY.  Through leadership at the highest levels, our state can improve quality, coordination and investment across our broad education system and provide every child with early care and education that is the best in the nation.

 

   

The Best in the Nation:
A Plan for Early Care and Education
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A longer 11-page document is available here

     

Research Briefings:

Long-Term Impacts of Early Education
The Full-Day Advantage
Parents and Voters Support UPK


Program Implementation:

Utica and Brooklyn

     
 

New York's Action Plan for Young Children and Families

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Background materials are on the Research & Data page

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Early Childhood Education: How Important are the Cost Savings to the School System?
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The Pre-K Payback: Executive Summary
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