A Statewide Early Childhood Education Needs Assessment for Texas – Deanna T. Schexnayder

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A Statewide Early Childhood Education Needs Assessment for Texas

Principal Investigator:

Deanna T. Schexnayder

Sponsor:

Texas Early Learning Council, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Research Partners:

Steve Murdock, Ph.D., Hobby Center for the Study of Texas

Project Duration:

June 1, 2011 – October 31, 2012

Description:

The Ray Marshall Center is beginning work with the Texas Early Learning Council and University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston to identify and evaluate education programs and services in Texas for children under the age of 13. The project has four objectives: 

1. To understand and estimate the number of children under age 13 who will be eligible for early childhood education programs and services and before and after school-age care programs and services in the near term (2012-2015).

2. To understand and document the current supply across the state of Texas of formal providers of early childhood education programs and services as well as school-age care for children under the age of 13 based on data from federal, state and local agencies and service providers.

3. To conduct a gap analysis based on objectives #1 and #2.

4. To generate a final, comprehensive state of Texas needs assessment analyzing Texas’ early childhood education and school-age care system; and provides recommendations for meeting identified gaps in programs and services and quality and recommendations for conducting periodic needs assessment.

Reports Available:

Change in the Early Childhood and School Age Population in Texas, 2000 to 2010, and Projected to 2015 (September 2012). Steve H. Murdock, Michael Cline, Debbie Perez, George Hough and P. Wilner Jeanty. Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, Rice University. 140 pp.

Texas Early Childhood Education Needs Assessment: Supply and Quality of Early Care and Education and School-Age Care (August 2012). Deanna Schexnayder, Cynthia Juniper, Anjali Gupta, Daniel Schroeder and Vanessa Morales. Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Humas Resources, The University of Texas at Austin. 114 pp.

Gaps between Need and Availability of Early Care and Education (October 2012). Deanna Schexnayder, Cynthia Juniper and Daniel Schroeder. Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Humas Resources, The University of Texas at Austin.

Texas Early Childhood Education Needs Assessment: Final Report (November 2012). Deanna Schexnayder, Cynthia Juniper, Daniel Schroeder, Steve H. Murdock, Michael Cline, Deborah Perez, P. Wilner Jeanty and George Hough. Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Humas Resources, The University of Texas at Austin, and Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, Rice University. 80 pp.

 

 
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