Work Samples

Stephanie Schaefer has extensive experience writing policy reports, briefs, and research papers. Here are several samples of Stephanie’s written work for different nonprofit organizations.

Policy Reports (8-20 pages)

Schaefer, S., Carpenter, T., & Warner, L. (2012).  Penny-wise and Pound-foolish: Preschool Funding Cuts Shortchange Our Future By Hundreds of Millions of Dollars.  Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Schaefer, S., Gates, S., & Warner, L.  (2012).  Boosting Washington’s Economy:  Short- and Long-Term Economic Gains Through Quality Early Learning.  Washington, DC: America’s Edge.

Schaefer, S., & Warner, L. (2012). High-Quality Early Care and Education: A Key to Reducing Future Crime in Michigan. Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Schaefer, S., Warner, L., Christeson, W., Carpenter, T., & Puleo, S. (2012). Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse & Reducing Crime in Englewood, Illinois: Coaching Parents Through Home Visiting. Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Warner, L., Gates, S., & Schaefer, S. (2013).  Oregon Must Compete:  Reducing Our Skills Gap Through Innovative Education Models. Washington, DC: America’s Edge.

Schaefer, S. A., Kass, D., Small, M., & Kirsch, J.  (2006).  Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse Higher in Rural Maine: Budget Axe Cuts Deep into Rural Maine’s Public Safety. Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Reports (4 pages)

Schaefer, S. A.  (2002).  Welfare to Work: Does it Work For Kids? Research on Work and Income Welfare Experiments.  Washington, DC:  National Association of Child Advocates (now Voices for America’s Children).

Schaefer, S. A.  (2001).  Understanding Research:  Top Ten Tips for Advocates and Policymakers.  Washington, DC:  National Association of Child Advocates (now Voices for America’s Children).

Fact Sheet

Schaefer, S. (2013).  Early Learning Research: The Abecedarian Project. Washington, DC:  America’s Edge.

Infographic

Messner-Zidell, S., & Schaefer, S. (2012).  Child Care is a Significant Expense in Washington Families’ Budgets.  Washington, DC:  America’s Edge.

Blog Posts

Schaefer, S. (2013, July 17). To Support Reading By Third Grade, Start With Babies. Child Policy Developments. [Blog Post]. https://childpolicydevelopments.com/

Schaefer, S. (2014, January 25). Study of North Carolina Pre-K and Child Care Explores Community Effects, Finds Improved Reading and Math Scores. Child Policy Developments. [Blog Post]. https://childpolicydevelopments.com/

Research Literature Review

Schaefer, S., Kreader, J.L., & Collins, A.  (2006). Parent Employment and the Use of Child Care Subsidies.  New York, NY: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections.

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