News and Resources

A recent study by I2D2 staff and affiliated faculty, "Head Start Childrenā€™s Dual Enrollment in State Pre-K: Prevalence and Child Outcomes" is this week's Hot Topic in the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) newsletter! Published in AERA Open, researchers Ji-Young Choi, Laura C. Betancur,...

The I2D2 Impact Spring Newsletter dropped today. šŸŒ· Check out the link to our newsletter below to learn what we have been up to, data bytes, our recommending readings, and upcoming events that may interest you. Remember to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date on...

Happy New Year from I2D2! We have released of our latest I2D2 Impact Newsletter for our readers. Explore the recent developments from the I2D2 team, featuring three new workforce briefs, updates to our IA Data Drive, and much more. In addition, we are currently seeking...

TheĀ IA Data DriveĀ has been updated with 2023 data! In response to the ECI Statewide Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning in 2019, the IA Data Drive was developed to help inform and guide decision-making. In the interactive IA Data Drive, users can view the most commonly...

In partnership with IA AEYC, we are proud to release the final brief from the 2023 Iowa's Child Care Workforce Study. Retention in the early care and education field was a major portion of our findings in the report. Turnover is a very costly issue...

We are hiring! I2D2 is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work on projects funded by the US Departments of Health and Human Services and Education and state of Iowa Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, Management, and Workforce...

The 2023 Iowa Child Care Workforce Study that Iowa AEYC recently released in conjunction with I2D2 is a comprehensive study that brings together the voices of over 4,500 child care providers in Iowa. One of the major findings of the study was that many providers...

A major part of the recently-released 2023 Iowa Child Care Workforce Study focused on the state of compensation for early care and education providers in Iowa. The study found that compensation was the primary concern for sustaining our child care workforce; low wages and lack...

Join the ECI State Board meeting Friday, November 3rd from 9am to 12pm (noon) CST to learn how Early Childhood Iowa is developing partnerships between communities and state government to improve the well-being of children ages 0-5 and their families. Ā On the agenda, includes I2D2...