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Jacobs Johnson Cleopatra, Thomas Jaime, Boller Kimberly, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Many young children spend crucial developmental years in informal, home-based child care (HBCC) settings, but parents and others share concerns about HBCC quality. We applied the ecomap method in a descriptive study of racially…

Person Ann E., Tarullo Louisa B., Brooks Jennifer, Boller Kimberly, Rudisill Shannon, Kaiser Anne, 06 October, 2016
Multimedia
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…
Person Ann E., Tarullo Louisa B., Brooks Jennifer, Boller Kimberly, Rudisill Shannon, Kaiser Anne, 06 October, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that 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…
Caronongan Pia, Kirby Gretchen, Boller Kimberly, Modlin Emily L., Lyskawa Julia, April, 2016
Literature Review
This report summarizes the findings of a literature review conducted as part of the Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality ECE (ECE-ICHQ) project funded by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation within the Administration for…
Caronongan Pia, Kirby Gretchen, Boller Kimberly, Modlin Emily L., Lyskawa Julia, April, 2016
Executive Summary
Measures of implementation and cost of ECE are needed for use and testing together with measures of quality to shed light on what it takes--in terms of activities, capacities, and money--to achieve high quality within a center. Implementation…
Akers Lauren, Del Grosso Patricia, Snell Emily K., Atkins-Burnett Sally, Wasik Barbara A., Carta Judith J., Boller Kimberly, Monahan Shannon, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Ongoing child assessment is increasingly viewed as a tool for informing and individualizing instruction in early childhood, yet little is known about how ongoing child assessment is implemented at the classroom or the programmatic level. This…
Xue Yange, Boller Kimberly, Vogel Cheri, Thomas Jaime, Caronongan Pia, Aikens Nikki, September, 2015
Other
This report summarizes lessons learned from the design of Baby FACES 2009 and describes ways that future descriptive studies of Early Head Start may be designed to build on past work and address the questions and information needs for research,…
Xue Yange, Boller Kimberly, Vogel Cheri, Thomas Jaime, Caronongan Pia, Aikens Nikki, September, 2015
Executive Summary
This report provides an overview of the purposes of continued investment in Early Head Start research, summarizes lessons learned from Baby FACES 2009, and describes ways that future descriptive studies of Early Head Start could be designed to…
Xue Yange, Bandel Eileen, Vogel Cheri, Boller Kimberly, July, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief describes the psychometric properties of the screening and assessment tools used to measure the language and overall development of children in the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES). It includes analyses of…
Akers Lauren, Del Grosso Patricia, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Monahan Shannon, Boller Kimberly, Carta Judith J., Wasik Barbara A., June, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To learn more about the use of ongoing assessment in early education, the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation funded a project in fall 2012 to explore how teachers use children's data to individualize instruction for each child. The…
Akers Lauren, Del Grosso Patricia, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Monahan Shannon, Boller Kimberly, Carta Judith J., Wasik Barbara A., June, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Recently, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers have placed greater emphasis on early childhood education (ECE) teachers' use of ongoing assessments to track children's progress and tailor instruction to each child's unique strengths, needs,…
Akers Lauren, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Monahan Shannon, Carta Judith J., Wasik Barbara A., Boller Kimberly, June, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This conceptual framework for curriculum-embedded approaches describes the steps teachers take when using ongoing assessment for individualization. Practitioners can use this conceptual framework to improve current ongoing assessment efforts, and…
Aikens Nikki, Xue Yange, Bandel Eileen, Caronongan Pia, Vogel Cheri, Boller Kimberly, June, 2015
Reports & Papers

An important aspect of the Early Head Start conceptual framework is the association between the provision of high quality services and children's growth and development. This report describes Early Head Start classroom and home visit quality, the…

Aikens Nikki, Xue Yange, Bandel Eileen, Vogel Cheri, Boller Kimberly, June, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief describes process quality in Early Head Start. We also examine whether structural quality factors and child/family, home visit, staff, and program characteristics help us predict process quality. (author abstract)
Thomas Jaime, Jacobs Johnson Cleopatra, Young Madeline, Boller Kimberly, Hu Mindy, Gonzalez Daisy, May, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief discusses the varied roles of parents and informal caregivers, their strengths in caring for children, their needs for information and support, and barriers they face in accessing caregiving resources. It also provides recommendations…