Projects listed here have been successfully completed by NCCP. Although they are no longer active projects, we archive them for future reference and organizational history.
NCCP and Child Trends, in collaboration with Illinois Action for Children, are conducting a process evaluation of Community Connections – a program that links low-income families, their home-based child care providers, and center-based pre-kindergarten programs in caring for and educating preschool-age children.
Early Childhood QRIS Quality Improvement Strategies
The Early Childhood QRIS Quality Improvement Strategies will collect, analyze, and disseminate information about quality improvement activities that are part of states’ Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), also known in some states simply as Quality Rating Systems (QRS).
Housing Subsidies and Child Development
This project examines the effect of housing subsidies, namely public housing and Section 8 programs, on young children’s development. The goal of this research is to provide evidence that would inform policymakers to increase the effectiveness of housing assistance associated with positive development of low-income young children.
Improving the Odds for Young Children
Improving the Odds for Young Children shines a spotlight on state variation in the policy commitment to low-income young children and families. The result is a unique, state-by-state picture of the population of young children and the policy choices that states make across a range of services.
Making Work Supports Work
Making Work Supports Work is a collaborative project in which NCCP works with state and national partners to help policymakers improve supports for low-wage workers and their families. The goal is to promote a work support system that enables full-time workers to make ends meet and ensures that earning more always improves a family's financial bottom line.
NYC Partners for Preschool Quality
This project will design, implement, and evaluate an innovative workforce development model for promoting high quality preschool in NYC’s high needs communities. The model will be used to: 1) train Professional Development Specialist (PDS) and early childhood program/education directors (PD) to work with teachers to create strong supports for children’s learning in preschool classrooms and through parent involvement, and 2) support programs’ efforts to establish professional learning communities and other practices that can support continuous quality improvement in preschools.
NYC Project LAUNCH
Project LAUNCH aims to have all young children reach their developmental potential, enter school ready to learn, and experience success in the early grades.
Pathways to Early School Success
Pathways identifies, synthesizes, and promotes ‘on the ground’ use of emerging knowledge that can reduce the achievement gap. Designed to help communities, educators, and state policymakers, the project is central to NCCP’s larger goal to promote strategies that improve the social, emotional, and physical health of America’s low-income children.
Promoting Paid Family Leave
Families in the Balance mobilizes support for a high-quality paid family leave policy as a vital investment in the future of children and their families.
Research Connections is a unique, free, web-based resource that combines access to a comprehensive collection of scholarly research, policy briefs, government reports, data and instruments. Focused on early care and learning, it plays a core role in NCCP’s larger early childhood agenda, helping us to promote high quality research and the use of that research in policymaking.
Supporting Young Children's Mental Health
This project aims to highlight opportunities, strategies, and current state efforts to promote young children’s mental health. From infancy onward, young children’s mental health plays a critical role in early learning and development. Essential supports for young children’s mental health should be widely available – in health care settings, home-visiting and community parenting programs, in early care and education settings, and through other community-based services.