Assessing access to early care and education is a key first step in any policy improvement initiative. In part because of the diverse delivery system for early childhood programs in the U.S., there is no single source of data on the availability of programs much less on the enrollment in ...
The Program Support Center in the Department of Health and Human Services manages this government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC), which was issued as a means for reducing processing time for the issuance of task orders. All Government agencies may use this vehicle to select AIR (or any PSC IDIQ contract holder) ...
AIR evaluates early care and education programs and policies at the federal, state and local level. AIR evaluations help identify best practices and lead to recommendations for improving program quality and outcomes, with an eye toward system-wide implementation.
We share a wide variety of tools and resources to help you build, sustain, and expand quality afterschool systems in your state. The tools and resources include formalized systems for assessment against a quality framework, research-to-practice briefs on quality programming, tools for program staff to apply best practices in their ...
Developing a rationale and approach for expanding access to preschool or other early care and education(ECE) programs is an important part of the planning process. AIR offers tools for planning and budgeting for quality preschool initiatives on a “system-wide” basis, such as within a state, county, city, or one or ...
Quality standards are a foundational aspect of an afterschool system, where the goal is to ensure that all youth have access to high-quality programs. The resources on this page are intended to support networks that are developing, implementing, and refining statewide quality standards.
We believe that instructional coaching and support for teachers must include a focus on literacy and numeracy across the content areas and disciplines and be personalized to fit your district and school needs. AIR Coaches have expertise and experience in an array of coaching services and are trained in a ...
We conduct high-quality research synthesis projects to inform stakeholders and create evidence-based solutions across numerous fields.