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Almost a million children in school before kindergarten: Who is responsible for early childhood services?
Clifford, Richard M.; Hills, Tynette W.; Early, Diane Marie; et al., 1999
Young Children, 54(5), 48-51

An exploration into the public early childhood education services provided by local and state education agencies

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Are teachers' education, major, and credentials related to classroom quality and children's academic gains in pre-kindergarten?
Early, Diane Marie; Howes, Carollee; Barbarin, Oscar; et al., 2006
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21(2), 174-195

An investigation using data from the NCEDL Multi-State Study of Pre-Kindergarten, 2001-2003, to examine if early educators' education, early childhood major, and credentials are related to classroom quality and preschool children's academic achievements

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Children enrolled in public pre-K: The relation of family life, neighborhood quality, and socioeconomic resources to early competence
Barbarin, Oscar; Howes, Carollee; Pianta, Robert C.; et al., 2006
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(2), 265-276

An examination of the relations of young children's sociodemographic characteristics, parental well-being, family functioning, and neighborhood quality to their early academic achievements and socioemotional competence

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Children's classroom engagement and school readiness gains in prekindergarten
Chien, Nina C.; Howes, Carollee; Barbarin, Oscar; et al., September/October 2010
Child Development, 81(5), 1534-1549

A study of the relationship between child engagement in public prekindergarten classrooms and school readiness gains, based on data from 2,751 children from the Multi-State Study of Pre-Kindergarten and the State-Wide Early Education Programs Study (SWEEP)

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Comparing universal and targeted prekindergarten programs
Dotterer, Aryn M.; Pianta, Robert C.; Early, Diane Marie; et al., 2009
In R.C. Pianta & C. Howes (Eds.), The promise of pre-k (pp. 65-76). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A comparison of classroom characteristics and preschooler achievement outcomes in universal and targeted pre-k programs based on a sample of over 400 children in over 800 classrooms

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Comparing universal and targeted pre-kindergarten programs
Dotterer, Aryn M.; Pianta, Robert C.; Early, Diane Marie; et al., 2012
Charlottesville, VA: National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education.

This study compared universal (available to all children) and targeted (offered only to children with specific risk factors) Pre-Kindergarten programs. Results showed that two aspects of structural quality (e.g., hours per day and teacher education) were higher in universal programs, but process quality (e.g., child interactions and feedback) was higher in targeted programs. Children's achievement was not different across programs. (author abstract)

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Demographic characteristics of early childhood teachers and structural elements of early care and education in the United States
Saluja, Gitanjali; Early, Diane Marie; Clifford, Richard M.; et al., 2002
Early Childhood Research & Practice, 4(1)

A study of the demographic characteristics of early childhood education teachers and the structural elements of child care in the United States

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Diversity and directions in state pre-kindergarten programs
Bryant, Donna M.; Saluja, Gitanjali; Barbarin, Oscar; et al., 2002
Chapel Hill, NC: National Center for Early Development and Learning.

A survey of the diversity and standards of state-sponsored prekindergarten programs

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Early behavioral attributes and teachers' sensitivity as predictors of competent behavior in the kindergarten classroom
Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Cox, Martha J.; Saluja, Gitanjali; et al., November-December 2002
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 23(4), 451-470

An examination of the relations among kindergarten children's social boldness and wariness and their behaviors in the classroom as well as the relationship between kindergarten teachers' sensitivity and children's behavior

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Early childhood care: Relations with family characteristics and preferred care characteristics
Early, Diane Marie; Burchinal, Margaret, 2001
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 16(4), 475-497

An analysis of the relationship of features of child care arrangements, including child care hours and type and number of arrangements, to child and family demographic characteristics, including child age and ethnicity, and family income, based on data from the nationally representative National Household Education Survey, 1995 (NHES 1995)

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Early childhood teacher prep
Early, Diane Marie; Winton, Pamela J.; Day, Carol Brunson; et al., November, 2000
(NCEDL Spotlights No. 28). Chapel Hill, NC: National Center for Early Development and Learning.

A discussion of challenges in the recruitment and retention of a culturally and linguistically diverse early childhood workforce, and a comparison of preservice requirements for early childhood teacher education programs at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and non-historically Black colleges and universities

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Early childhood teacher preparation in special education at 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education
Chang, Florence; Winton, Pamela J.; Early, Diane Marie; et al., 2005
Journal of Early Intervention, 27(2), 110-124

A study of the incidence of early childhood special education or early intervention core courses and practicum requirements in early childhood teacher preparation programs at 2- and 4-year institutions in the United States

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: National report
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

A study describing characteristics of early childhood teacher education programs offering certification, associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, and graduate degrees, including the number of such programs, faculty characteristics, coursework and practica offerings, and challenges facing faculty in meeting the needs of the workforce, based on a interviews with department chairs and program directors at institutions of higher education

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Alabama
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Alabama

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Arizona
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Arizona

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Arkansas
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Arkansas

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for California
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in California

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Colorado
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Colorado

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Connecticut
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Connecticut

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Delaware
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Delaware

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Florida
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Florida

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Georgia
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Georgia

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Hawaii
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Hawaii

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Idaho
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Idaho

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Illinois
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Illinois

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Indiana
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Indiana

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Iowa
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Iowa

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Kansas
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Kansas

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Kentucky
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Kentucky

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Louisiana
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Louisiana

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Maine
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Maine

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Maryland
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Maryland

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Massachusetts
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Massachusetts

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Michigan
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Michigan

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Minnesota
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Minnesota

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Mississippi
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Mississippi

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Missouri
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Missouri

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Montana
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Montana

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Nebraska
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Nebraska

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Nevada
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Nevada

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for New Hampshire
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in New Hampshire

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for New Mexico
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in New Mexico

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for New York
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in New York

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for North Carolina
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in North Carolina

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for North Dakota
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in North Dakota

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Ohio
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Ohio

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Oklahoma
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Oklahoma

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Oregon
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Oregon

Reports & Papers

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for Pennsylvania
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in Pennsylvania

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Early childhood teacher preparation programs in the United States: State report for South Carolina
Maxwell, Kelly; Early, Diane Marie; Lim, Chih-Ing; et al., 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute, National Prekindergarten Center.

An overview of the characteristics of the programs, faculty, and students in early childhood teacher preparation programs to prepare the workforce of service providers to children under age 5 in South Carolina

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