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McDoniel Meghan E., Townley-Flores Carrie, Sulik Michael J., Obradovic Jelena, Q2 2022
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Early childhood education programs invest in assessments of classroom quality to enable accountability and to enact efforts toward quality improvement. The Early Childhood Environment Rating System – Revised (ECERS-R) and Classroom Assessment…

Snyder Kailey, Chaudhary Priyanka, Pereira Angela, Masuda Kimberly, Niski Jessica, Dinkel Danae, February 2022
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction: Fostering physical activity, muscle strengthening and communication skills in diverse environments are vital to ensuring healthy infant development; however, promotion of these skills may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., January 2022
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present investigation examined the links between preschool teachers’ self-reported emotional exhaustion (n = 117) with the quality of their classroom interactions and the dosage and rigor of their instruction. Research Findings: Although…

Alkon Abbey, Gunier Robert B., Hazard Kimberly, Castorina Rosemary, Hoffman Peter D., Scott Richard P., Anderson Kim A., Bradman Asa, January/February 2022
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction: Young children may be exposed to pesticides used in child care centers and their family homes. We examined pesticide use and environmental and behavioral factors potentially associated with child exposures in these settings. Method…

Nores Milagros, Friedman-Krauss Allison, Figueras-Daniel Alexandra, Q1 2022
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

In light of weaker than expected associations between individual early childhood education (ECE) classroom quality measures and children’s learning observed in the literature, we evaluate the associations between two different perspectives on…

French Valerie A., Werner Jackie L., Feng Emily J.H., Latimer R. Aurelia, Wolff Sharon F., Wieneke Carrie L., January–February 2022
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction: Challenges to work-life balance, including childcare, have been cited as major barriers to career advancement for women in academic medicine. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study to investigate the availability of onsite…

McGee Andrew B., Delap Suzanne, Nicolaou Katherine, Franko Meg, January 2022
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The quality of experiences in a child’s first five years is critical to long-term success. This is when children most rapidly develop neural connections, learning and social skills, language, self-control, and working memory. To ensure success…

Barghaus Katherine M., Fantuzzo John W., Buek Katharine, Gullo Dominic F., Q1 2022
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

To ensure that all children are on positive developmental trajectories, early education professionals need scientifically-based assessments of children’s growth and development. Such assessments meet established standards for measurement and…

Lo Theresa, Jones Kristen, Aschoff Susan, Augeri Justine, Laufer Lara, McPhee Charles, McSween Jean, Nelson Gabriel, Nguyen Mimi, Solmonson Joy, Rebbe James, December 14 2021
Reports & Papers

This report describes (1) the estimated costs of expanding fee assistance for off-base child care services to children of servicemembers who die in noncombat-related incidents and factors that drive those costs, and (2) the reported potential…

Newhouse Neil, Lewis Jarrett, December 7 2021
Reports & Papers

On behalf of Groundwork Ohio, Public Opinion Strategies completed a statewide survey of 800 registered voters and an oversample of 400 parents with children under the age of five in Ohio. The survey was conducted October 26-November 8, 2021 and…

Gonzalez Kathryn E., Bernstein Sara, Malone Lizabeth M., Larson Addison, AIAN FACES Workgroup, December 7 2021
Reports & Papers

In this brief, we use information reported by center directors in June and July 2020 to describe how children’s centers adjusted their communications and services with families during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. We first describe…

Swindle Taren, Phelps Joshua, Schrick Britney, Johnson Susan L., December 1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The early care and education (ECE) environment has the potential to affect both children and their families. Food insecurity in ECE and its management may be an important influence. Objectives of this mixed methods study were to (1) elicit…

Bassok Daphna, Shapiro Anna, Michie Molly, Fares Isabelle, December 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief uses survey data from over 2,000 teachers in Virginia child care centers and family day homes to describe teachers’ experiences with financial incentives during the pandemic. These teachers were eligible for Virginia’s Teacher…

Bassok Daphna, Doromal Justin B., Michie Molly, Wong Vivian C., December 2021
Reports & Papers

Despite the growing use of public dollars for early educator financial incentives, there are few rigorous studies on whether they can reduce teacher turnover. This report summarizes findings from an evaluation of a unique financial incentive…

Afterschool Alliance, December 2021
Reports & Papers

This report aims to provide a current picture of the afterschool and summer program experience for children and families in rural America, using data from the most recent America After 3PM study. Building off findings from the previous 2009 and…

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