Publications and Research
This policy report examines academic and social outcomes of half-day versus full-day kindergarten and trends in provision of full-day programs. Recommendations include balancing anticipated gains from expanding kindergarten schedules against cost considerations and developing classroom and teacher support strategies when moving to full-day.
This paper presents an overview of the efforts over three years (2002-2005) to develop and implement an assessment system for the New Jersey Abbott Preschool Program. From February, 2002 through August, 2005, Dr. Frede was assistant to the commissioner, Office of Early Childhood Education, New Jersey Department of Education.
This policy brief examines how class size and staff-child ratios affect quality, educational effectiveness, and cost of preschool programs.
A book chapter that examines data on state-funded preschool programs to discuss the possible outcomes of shifting control of Head Start from the federal to the state level.
New York is unique among the many states with state-funded preschool: it has two contrasting, yet successful programs.