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Harden Brenda Jones, Brett Bonnie E., Gross Jacquelyn T., Weiland Christina, Berne Jordan, Klein Elisa L., Tirrell-Corbin Christy, Q3 2023
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Substantial research has documented that Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) programs have important benefits for the school readiness of young children, especially those from low-income backgrounds. Recent studies in this arena have taken advantage of the…

Little Michael, Gragson Austin, Q2 2023
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The purpose of this paper is to report findings from a national survey (61 respondents from 30 states) and follow-up interviews (N = 12) on how state early education leaders think about key issues related to instructional policy supports. Notable…

Rojas Natalia M., Ramos Susam, Salgado Aimee, Q2 2023
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Spanish-speaking emergent bilingual learners (EBLLs) are the fastest-growing group of children under five in the United States. Yet, there is a limited number of early childhood education (ECE) teachers who speak Spanish. This study examines…

Gardner Madelyn, Hanno Emily C., Wei Wendy, Guzman Rosa, Jones Stephanie M., Lesaux Nonie K., Q2 2023
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The current study analyzed patterns of neighborhood socioeconomic match across 3- and 4-year-old children’s ( N = 2,029) residential and preschool neighborhoods in Massachusetts. Most children (80%) lived and attended early education and care in…

Yamoah Owusua, Balser Sarah, Ogland-Hand Callie, Doernberg Ellen, Lewis-Miller Carlos, Freedman Darcy A., Q2 2023
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Child care centers in the United States allow many parents and caregivers to work in and outside of the home and support the growth and development of children. Child care closures and COVID-19 mitigation measures at the onset of the pandemic…

Slicker Gerilyn, Whitaker Anamarie A., Tang Jing, Q2 2023
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

High quality early educational experiences are essential for young children’s academic and social emotional development. Although there is no one set of quality indicators that exists at a national level to assess center-based early care and…

Stephens Christina, Crosby Danielle A., Yaya-Bryson Dilara, Reid Aileen, Q2 2023
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Within a national sample of Spanish-English dual language learner (DLL) children enrolled in Head Start, this study examined how classroom language context and emotional support quality are related to changes in approaches to learning and social…

Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Cohen-Vogel Lora, Little Michael, Lindsay Constance A., Carr Robert C., Q2 2023
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The purpose of this study was to explore whether evidence that children have significantly higher achievement and more positive relationships with their teachers when assigned to a teacher of their same race/ethnicity extended to the earliest…

Premo Elizabeth, Pilarz Alejandra Ros, Lin Ying-Chun, Q2 2023
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

 In this mixed methods study, we explored whether teachers’ family engagement practices were associated with ELL children’s attendance and early learning, focusing on whether two aspects of the linguistic context—classroom composition of ELL…

Weiland Christina, Moffett Lillie, Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Zhang Kehui, Maier Michelle F., Snow Catherine, McCormick Meghan P., Hsueh JoAnn, Sachs Jason, Q2 2023
Reports & Papers
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Classroom-level quality measures are widely used in early education settings but may mask important variation in learning experiences across children in the same classroom. This study investigates this possibility using detailed data from an…

Knox-Lane Terrance, Bailey Craig S., Ponnock Annette, Denham Susanne A., Q2 2023
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The purpose of this study was to explore how adjusted preschoolers were to preschool when their teachers were either racially congruent or racially incongruent and whether gender and moderated these associations. In this study, 259 preschoolers (…

Kim Julie J., Henry Daphne A., Dearing Eric, Q2 2023
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study used an integrative theoretical model and a strengths-based conceptual framing to guide longitudinal analyses of how three early childhood contexts—home, early care and education (ECE), and neighborhood—were related to Black…

Kathan Stephanie C., February 2023
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study seeks to understand family engagement in Early Head Start under the theoretical model of family-school partnerships, which utilizes a traditional approach to understanding family engagement. Through multiple regression analysis with…

Akaeze Hope O., Lawrence Frank R., Wu Heng-Chieh Jamie, February 2023
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Multidimensionality and hierarchical data structure are common in assessment data. These design features, if not accounted for, can threaten the validity of the results and inferences generated from factor analysis, a method frequently employed…

Kerker Bonnie D., Rojas Natalia M., Dawson-McClure Spring, Gonzalez Cristina, February 2023
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High quality and culturally responsive early childhood education and care (ECEC) for young children before kindergarten is seen as a way to ensure that all children enter school ready to learn. ECEC is even more crucial in the context of recovery…

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