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Working with the Head Start Impact Study Center Analysis File
Akmon, Dharma; Madden, Kristin; Ciarico, Janet; et al., 15 November, 2017
Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

This webinar provides a review of and tips for using the Center Analysis File. Presenters discuss using the weights and merging the Center Analysis File with other Head Start Impact Study (HSIS) restricted use files. They also share examples of producing statistics using the Center Analysis and other HSIS data.

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Head Start Impact Study Center Analysis File overview
Akmon, Dharma; Ciarico, Janet, 14 November, 2017
Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

This webinar provides an overview of the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS) and information about access to the data and the use of the Virtual Data Enclave (VDE). Presenters introduce the new Center Analysis File, along with its risk disclosure analysis and data masking process. It also reviews its variables and data sources, and provides file resources such as the user's guide, codebook, and reports.

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Behind the benchmarks: A look into the new NIEER quality standards benchmarks
Friedman-Krauss, Allison; Lower, Richard; Barnett, W. Steven; et al., 12 October, 2017
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

This webinar outlines the new benchmark changes in the State Preschool Yearbook. Presenters from three states that have met all the new quality standard benchmarks share their experiences. These states are Alabama, Michigan, and New Mexico.

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The intersection of afterschool and SEL for 21st century readiness
Lerner, Jennifer Brown; Deeds, Carinne; Curry Van Ee, Erica; et al., 11 October, 2017
Washington, DC: American Youth Policy Forum

This webinar highlights the social and emotional learning component in afterschool settings and the value this skill set has in the development of young people toward college, work, and life. National research, best practices, and frameworks are shared by presenters, including representatives from both Michigan and the Washington, D.C. / northern Virginia regions.

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Re-thinking workforce training for low-income moms
Matsui, Amy K.; Burnett, Carol; Adams, Gina; et al., 10 October, 2017
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center

This webinar discusses the challenges and opportunities involved when parents need both education/training and child care access/support. Viewers will learn about Bridging the Gap, a project that examines how child care intersects with postsecondary education and workforce development for low-income parents. In addition, a presenter from Mississippi shares how a new job training model couples nontraditional job training for higher-paying jobs (e.g., construction) with child care assistance to enable low-income mothers to participate and succeed.

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Shifting child care subsidy administration to a private, centralized system: Implications for child care stability in Maryland
Madill, Rebecca; Williams, Rene D., 28 September, 2017
Bethesda, MD: Child Trends

This webinar discusses Maryland's recent shift in its administration of the federal child care subsidy system -- from case management by county departments of social services to a private, centralized system. Presenters provide an overview of the centralization process, along with its benefits and challenges, and share key findings regarding subsidy eligibility periods and vouchers, based on research conducted after the transition.

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Staffed family child care networks: Improving access, quality, and sustainability
Adams, Michele; Bromer, Juliet; Capito, Jeanna; et al., 26 September, 2017
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar introduces three resources that aim to support the development of high-quality family child care through staffed family child care (FCC) networks. Included is a demonstration of a cost estimation tool, which was created to assist in determining the cost of family child care network operations.

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ECDataWorks: Advancing early childhood policy and practice through strategic use of integrated data
Mathias, Debi; Sirinides, Philip; Coffey, Missy; et al., 26 July, 2017
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar examines the current landscape in the field of early childhood integrated data systems, including support for states and several state funding models. It provides an overview of ECDataWorks, an approach to help states develop integrated early childhood data tools to inform program and policy decisions. Lessons learned and insights from state collaborators are also shared.

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Growing the demand for quality: Parents and early childhood educators talk about the financing of early learning
Metz, Dave, 01 July, 2017
Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children

This webinar presents key findings from national surveys of parents and educators regarding the financing of early childhood education. The research was conducted by a bipartisan team. Topics include access to child care and early education, perceptions of quality, motivations behind program selection, and funding/advocacy for early learning.

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Using administrative data to address policy-relevant research questions in early care and education
Maxwell, Kelly; Lin, Van-Kim Bui; Bradburn, Isabel; et al., 21 June, 2017
Bethesda, MD: Child Trends

This webinar highlights three resources that can assist researchers in using early care and education administrative data. Additionally, it provides researchers' perspectives based on experience throughout their projects. The first resource examines the benefits of and strategies for developing collaborative partnerships with researchers and state agencies. The second resource was created to help researchers determine the feasibility of using administrative data by posing questions related to data policies and procedures, data contacts and coordination, and data usability. The third resource presents topics to consider when preparing to analyze administrative data to address child care and early education research questions.

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Sharing data at ICPSR: Introducing the ICPSR Deposit Manager!
Detterman, Linda; Israel, Abay; Noble, Justin; et al., 20 June, 2017
Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

This webinar demonstrates ICPSR's Deposit Manager system, released in June 2017. ICPSR's Deposit Manager provides data depositors more control over how data and documentation files are presented to the ICPSR curation team and more communication regarding project status and updates. This customizable deposit workspace offers more flexibility in terms of accepted files types and sizes, project deposit collaboration space, and a history and deposit status that will initiate with your first deposit into the new system.

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Making use of integrated data: State examples of how ECIDS data can inform policies and practices
King, Carlise; Epstein, Dale J.; Hogenson, Stephanie; et al., 06 June, 2017
Bethesda, MD: Child Trends

This webinar examines ways in which stakeholders can use available data through their state Early Childhood Integrated Data System (ECIDS). Presenters from North Carolina and Minnesota share how their data systems now allow them to answer particular questions and to develop reports on child care utilization, for example. In addition, they discuss how they assist stakeholders in using their ECIDS' online reporting tools.

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Preparing for the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program
Martella, Jana; Walpole, Sharon; Frede, Ellen; et al., 01 June, 2017
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

This webinar provides an overview of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program (SRCLP), a competitive grant program intended to advance literacy skills in children from birth through 12th grade. Priorities include serving disadvantaged children and aligning with birth through 5th grade continuum. Panelists discuss submission requirements and focus on evidence-based instruction, intervention, and assessment.

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NSECE webinar: Schedules of work and child care in the NSECE
Datta, A. Rupa; Milesi, Carolina, 24 May, 2017
Chicago, IL: NORC

This webinar examines key components of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) Household Survey, with particular focus on adult calendar data content. It considers research issues regarding parental employment that may be addressed using household calendar data. Examples of basic constructs derived from the adult calendar are presented.

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Preschool effects: What the research does and does not say
Weyer, Matt; Lipsey, Mark W.; Phillips, Deborah A.; et al., 24 May, 2017
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures

This webinar discusses consensus statements from researchers regarding preschool effects in terms of fadeout, long-term achievement, and return on investment, based on the recent policy brief published by the Brookings Institution.

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Advocacy, policy, & action: Using the Early Childhood Workforce Index in your state
Austin, Lea J. E.; Dichter, Harriet; Zuest, Rozalyn; et al., 24 May, 2017
Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

This webinar provides an overview of the Early Childhood Workforce Index (2016), which describes early childhood employment conditions and policies by state. Additional resources created to accompany the Index are introduced, and state policy experts share how the Index and related resources can be used to advance the early childhood workforce in terms of preparation, support, and compensation.

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Focusing on the "S" in QRIS: How California is using QRIS to dive deep into early childhood systems development
Mathias, Debi; Neville-Morgan, Sarah; Murphy, Krista; et al., 23 May, 2017
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar examines the progression of California's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), focusing on system functions. Topics include state and local collaboration, fiscal strategies, alignment of standards, and effective communication.

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Brain science: Interventions and policy implications for serving parents and children
Poppe, Julie; Watamura, Sarah, 27 April, 2017
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures

This webinar examines research concerning the impact of early life stress and toxic stress to the critical development of young children's brains. It considers infant and parent neurobiologic change, along with policy opportunities to support healthy development through family-centered prevention and early intervention.

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Cradle to kindergarten: A new plan to combat inequality
Wilson-Simmons, Renee; Morrissey, Taryn; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; et al., 27 April, 2017
New York, NY: Columbia University, National Center for Children in Poverty

The authors of the recently published Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality join this online book discussion to share their policy proposals toward ensuring all children have access to high-quality early childhood education and care. Topics include paid parental leave, child care assistance for working families, universal early education, and Head Start programs (with increased focus on birth to age 3 services).

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BUILD Initiative's new QRIS 3.0 tools and resources
Mathias, Debi; Iruka, Iheoma U.; Tarrant, Kate; et al., 23 March, 2017
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar introduces a suite of resources related to quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS): (1) Tool for a Cross-Sector QRIS; (2) Finance and QRIS; (3) Toward Coherence: State Approaches to Integrating Pre-K in QRIS; and (4) Communications Strategies for Expanding Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS): A Primer for Reaching Policy Audiences. Presenters discuss how state leaders, advocates, and stakeholders can use these tools.

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Head Start and QRIS working together for quality
Mathias, Debi; Hughes, Cheryl; Barberis, Dawn Angela; et al., 21 March, 2017
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar discusses Head Start programs' participation in quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). Presenters include Head Start program staff who share their perspectives and collaboration models, which involve alignment of standards (QRIS and Head Start Program Performance Standards), reciprocity, and alternative pathways.

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Professionalizing the workforce in out-of-school time & school-age child care
Wheatley, Ellen, 21 March, 2017
Washington, DC: National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

This webinar discusses the state of the out-of-school-time (OST) child care field, including data and the history of past efforts to professionalize the workforce. State representatives address key issues regarding workforce development, highlighting promising practices and state examples of system-building efforts.

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Leading the way: How states are addressing early learning under ESSA
Keizer, Janice; Lower, Richard; Conway, Jenna; et al., 21 March, 2017
Austin, TX: Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest

This webinar provides resources to support states in drafting their plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). State leaders from Michigan, Louisiana, Washington, and Arkansas share how they are including provisions for early childhood education into their state plans. Key policy areas include high-quality preschool access, birth - grade 3 program alignment/coordination, and workforce preparation/support.

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Identifying and assessing young dual language learners
Figueras-Daniel, Alexandra; Fonseca, Manuela, 07 March, 2017
Washington, DC: Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance Program

This webinar addresses the need for identifying children who are dual language learners as early as possible, clarifying the differences between screening and assessment. Four states have existing policies related to identifying dual language learners prior to kindergarten: Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Texas. These policies are presented and compared. In addition, concerns about and recommendations for the use of Home Language Surveys are discussed, along with the use of both standardized and non-standardized language proficiency assessments for young dual language learners.

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NSECE webinar: Defining type of care in the NSECE
Datta, A. Rupa, 26 January, 2017
Chicago, IL: NORC

This webinar discusses type of care definitions as related to those used in the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) data files, particularly the Household Survey, the Center-Based Provider Survey, and the Home-Based Provider Survey. It presents a brief overview of the NSECE design, which provides researchers with some flexibility in defining type of care for various analyses. Similarities and differences in types of care across data files are also addressed.

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Philadelphia, Nebraska and Louisiana: "Soda" taxes and tax credits
Mathias, Debi; Kotchian, Sarah Ann; Dichter, Harriet; et al., 18 January, 2017
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar examines tax strategies that support early childhood programs/workforce in Nebraska and Louisiana, along with Pennsylvania's recently implemented Philadelphia Beverage Tax. Presenters outline each strategy in terms of its financing, advocacy, and underlying programs supported. Tax credits and strategies' connection to quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), as well as program implementation status, are also discussed.

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ED/HHS joint report on early childhood integrated data
Coffey, Missy; Lee, Erica; Hutchison, Lindsey; et al., 10 January, 2017
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This webinar provides an overview of a joint policy document created to guide states in early childhood data integration. It shares best practices and resources, along with strategies and challenges involved in states' data integration efforts.

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Understanding the new CCDF health and safety standards and training requirements
Schumacher, Rachel; Le, Minh; Walker, Kelli; et al., 10 January, 2017
Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Child Care

This webinar discusses the health and safety training provisions under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization. Representatives from Indiana and Oregon share how their states are implementing the new requirements.

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Collaboration with families and other partners: Essential features of high quality inclusion: Series on high quality inclusion: Webinar #3
Winton, Pamela J.; Beigel, Kiersten; Kavulic, Christy L.; et al., 2017
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute

This webinar focuses on support as a feature of high-quality inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. Presenters discuss family-professional partnerships and related federal policies, including Head Start Performance Standards, along with recommended practices and resources that support family engagement and collaboration among colleagues.

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Supporting participation for all children: Essential features of high quality inclusion: Series on high quality inclusion: Webinar #2
Winton, Pamela J.; Kavulic, Christy L.; Duos, Laura; et al., 2017
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute

This webinar focuses on participation as a feature of high-quality inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. Presenters address related federal policies, including Head Start Performance Standards, along with each sector's role in ensuring young children with disabilities experience evidence-based practices that promote engagement and participation in educational settings along with their peers.

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Place, race, ACE, and the first 1000 days: New imperatives in early childhood
Cardenas-Chaisson, Angelica; Bruner, Charles; Chase, Richard A.; et al., 19 December, 2016
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar discusses investment approaches and potential policy solutions that address equity in terms of race and place for children in the first 1000 days of life. Presenters from Minnesota share a state policy plan framework, as well as perspectives of communities of color and American Indian communities across the state.

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BUILDing supportive communities with libraries, museums, and early childhood systems
Killins, Sherri; Bland, Julia; Brenkert, Sarah; et al., 15 December, 2016
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar discusses collaboration among libraries, museums, and early childhood systems in aligning efforts to promote early learning and development opportunities. Presenters from libraries and museums in Nevada, Louisiana, and Colorado share partnership strategies designed to engage young children and families.

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Place and race matter: Head Start and CCDBG access by race, ethnicity, and location
Schmit, Stephanie; Hardy, Erin; Puente, Sylvia; et al., 14 December, 2016
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy

This webinar provides overviews of reports regarding disparities in access to Head Start and Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funded programs among young children based on their location and race/ethnicity. Presenters also share data on neighborhood-level access to Head Start for eligible children, as well as policy implications.

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Doing something differently: Lessons learned from a case study using implementation science to guide program change
Mathias, Debi; Perkins, Kelley; Isik-Ercan, Zeynep; et al., 12 December, 2016
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar discusses implementation science and how it can guide quality improvement initiatives and inform technical assistance. Presenters explore the role of implementation teams, data and feedback loops, and infrastructure as core elements that support continuous quality improvement. A case study of Rowan University's Early Childhood Demonstration Center in New Jersey provides an example of how these core elements are incorporated within stages of implementation. Implications for program administrators and technical assistants are discussed.

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Defining and measuring access to high quality early care and education (ECE): Overview of the Access Guidebook
Johnson, Anna D.; Knopf, Herman T.; Friese, Sarah; et al., December, 2016
Bethesda, MD: Child Trends

Child Trends staff presented an overview of the contents of the publication Defining and Measuring Access to High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE): A Guidebook for Policymakers. The authors discussed the Guidebook goals which include promoting a common understanding of ECE access and providing tools for how to measure it across different types of early learning settings. These activities were described as an essential undertaking for state and local policymakers responsible for improving access. Additionally, the webinar featured researchers from two states who have applied the access definition: Herman Knopf in South Carolina and Rachel Gretencord in Connecticut. This interactive webinar offered an opportunity to learn about and discuss how stakeholders can use the definition of access and indicators in the Guidebook to help meet the criteria for equal access to ECE in their states. The ECE Access and Choices Workgroup is supported by OPRE and administered by Child Trends. The goal of our workgroup is to provide a responsive learning community of ECE scholars and practitioners. Through quarterly webinars and occasional in-person meetings, workgroup members stay abreast of new research findings and strengthen research-policy-practice connections.

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Coordinated monitoring in early care and education: Benefits and strategies
Johnson, Nina; Beckmann, Katherine A.; Maxwell, Kelly; et al., 01 December, 2016
Fairfax, VA: National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance

This webinar discusses coordinated monitoring systems in early care and education and ways in which states can develop related action plans. Presenters from Ohio and New Mexico share approaches and implementation efforts in their states.

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Child Care and Development Block Grant: Opportunities and challenges created by reauthorization
Schumacher, Rachel, 15 November, 2016
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures

This webinar presents an overview of new requirements involved in the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization, along with considerations for state legislators. Major topical areas include health and safety, consumer choices and access to information, equal access, and quality enhancement of child care and the early education workforce.

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Partnerships for Inclusion: Ensuring access to high quality evaluations and services: Series on high quality inclusion: Webinar #1
Winton, Pamela J.; Kavulic, Christy L.; Parikshak, Sangeeta; et al., November, 2016
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute

This webinar focuses on access as a feature of high-quality inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. Presenters address federal policy (including Head Start policies) regarding referral, screening, evaluation, and eligibility. They also discuss the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework and its relationship with the processes, pointing out misconceptions and providing resources associated with inclusive services.

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Early learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act: Expanding opportunities to support our youngest learners
Martella, Jana; Doggett, Libby; Triolo-Moloney, Sharon; et al., 31 October, 2016
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

This webinar discusses provisions to support early learning under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Areas of particular focus include access to high-quality early learning, alignment and collaboration efforts from birth through third grade, and support of educators. Representatives from North Carolina, Colorado, and Arizona share their state's perspectives and strategies in leveraging opportunities under the ESSA.

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What can we learn about ECE arrangements in the NSECE Household Survey
Datta, A. Rupa, 21 October, 2016
Chicago, IL: NORC

The Household Survey of the National Survey of Early Care and Education includes extensive data about early care and education (ECE) arrangements used by a nationally representative sample of households in winter/spring 2012. Available arrangement-level data include: type of care, location of care, distance of care from the household's residence, cost to parents for the care, and information about the schedule of care used in a reference week. Because multiple arrangements were collected for each child and data are collected for all children under age 13 in the household, data are also available about how many arrangements each child uses, how many children in a household share an arrangement, or how many different providers a household uses. The webinar "What can we learn about ECE arrangements in the NSECE Household Survey" will provide an overview of arrangement-level information in the National Survey of Early Care and Education, including data on geography, cost, type of care, and schedule, and how to match arrangements across providers or children within a household. (author abstract)

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Effective components of successful early learning-to-kindergarten transitions
Helsel, Fiona; Riley-Ayers, Shannon; Guynes, Ericka; et al., 14 October, 2016
Portland, OR: Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest

This webinar discusses key elements of an early learning-to-kindergarten transition which include leadership, aligned early learning, and family and community engagement. Presenters from New Jersey and Oregon highlight initiatives and specific transition strategies involved in their state's efforts to smooth the seam between preschool and third grade.

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Finding and exploring existing large-scale data to study early care and education among Hispanics
Lopez, Michael; Grindal, Todd; Bleckley, David; et al., 13 October, 2016
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar, held on October 13, 2016, was hosted by Research Connections and the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families and was intended to help researchers learn about several new early care and education data resources. The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families recently released a series of data briefs and interactive tools to facilitate the access and use of existing, large-scale data sets to examine policy-relevant questions about early care and education use among low-income Hispanic families. The webinar introduced the series of four early care and education data briefs and described data sets that were included; described the use of the interactive tools; and provided two illustrative examples of how to use the briefs and interactive tools to access the most relevant data set(s) that will best help answer researchers' questions.

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Features of high quality pre-K programs and systems: Taking stock and growing the evidence base
Person, Ann E.; Kaiser, Anne; Brooks, Jennifer; et al., 06 October, 2016
Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research

This webinar discusses the common features of high quality pre-K programs and explores the evidence for specific program features along with the policies that support them. Presenters also address the issue of bridging gaps in the evidence and share examples of learning collaboratives that back innovation and improvement within programs.

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System building models discussion
Mathias, Debi; Ponder, Karen, 05 October, 2016
Boston: Build Initiative

This webinar discusses the functions of an early childhood learning system using the quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) framework. It then examines the operation of these functions across sectors such as Head Start, child care, pre-kindergarten, and early intervention.

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Supporting school-age children in family child care interactive webinar
Bredin, Siobhan; Adams, Michele; Testa, Mary Beth; et al., 05 October, 2016
Washington, DC: National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

This webinar discusses family child care providers' opportunities and challenges in serving school-age/mixed age children. It also explores the needs of and provides strategies for States, Territories, and Tribes in supporting providers.

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Advances in early childhood development
Lombardi, Joan; Black, Maureen M.; Upadhyay, Arjun; et al., 20 September, 2016
The Hague, Netherlands: Bernard van Leer Foundation

This webinar features three presentations on global level issues and initiatives in the field of early childhood development, addressing the following topics: (1) implementation of the Early Childhood Workforce, a global initiative that focuses on the country system and policy level to scale-up quality services for young children; (2) financial investment in early childhood development services, including public funding and international financing trends; and (3) measurement of development in children from birth to age three at population level, including initiatives such as the Caregiver Reported Early Development Index (CREDI), the WHO Child Development Indicators Project, and the Global Child Development Group.

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The costly consequences of not being socially and behaviorally ready by kindergarten
Lipkowitz, Robyn; Bettencourt, Amie; Yost, Molly; et al., 15 September, 2016
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures

This webinar presents research findings from a study on the consequences that can occur when school readiness skills are lacking in the area of social-behavioral development. These consequences include grade retention, suspensions/expulsions, and receipt of support services. Presenters from Colorado discuss solutions, strategies, and policy options designed to promote readiness skills in young children prior to kindergarten.

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Building state P-3 systems: Learning from leading states
Riley-Ayers, Shannon; Traynham, Donna; Jacobson, David; et al., 12 September, 2016
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

This webinar discusses P-3 learning systems building and the role of state and local support. An overview of efforts from three states -- Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts -- is presented. Panelists discuss six themes that emerged from a related policy report: two-pronged approaches--policy and local support; new state structures and collaboration patterns; system building at regional, community, and neighborhood levels; pushing for impact; pre-K/K seam as a common starting point; and balancing oversight and local flexibility.

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High-quality early learning for dual-language learners: Moving from research to policy to practice
Calderon, Miriam E.; Wiese, Ann-Marie; Noelle, McInerney; et al., 08 September, 2016
Fairfax, VA: National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance

This webinar discusses approaches to early learning development standards designed to better serve children who are dual-language learners. Presenters from three states (Washington, California, and South Carolina) share efforts to improve program standards, assessment design and implementation, and professional development.

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Early childhood workforce development
Costalas, Anna; Morris, Sandra L.; Bruder, Mary Beth; et al., 07 September, 2016
Silver Spring, MD: Association of University Centers on Disabilities

This webinar discusses the role of early childhood workforce professional development in the area of support for young children with disabilities via inclusion. Presenters explore ways in which inclusion practices and principles can be embedded into professional development and share examples of aligning standards and practices within several states.

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