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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Smith Sheila, Nakamura Jennifer, Granja Maribel R., Chow Kirby, Grindal Todd, Perez Nancy K., May 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief represents the second of two reports on the experiences of Arkansas (AR) educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey and focus group information for report one were collected in October and November 2020 (the findings from the first…

Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, Nakamura Jennifer, Granja Maribel R., February 2021
Reports & Papers

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the provision of early childhood education in Arkansas and across the United States. In partnership with the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE), SRI International (SRI), and…

Smith Sheila, Ferguson Daniel, Burak Elisabeth Wright, Granja Maribel R., Ortuzar Catalina, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report examines features of states' Part C Early Intervention (EI) programs that help them identify and serve infants and toddlers with social-emotional (SE) delays and mental health conditions. A 50-state survey conducted by the National…
Coffey Missy, Zamora Carolina, Peyton Samantha, Pilkington Brent, Kyzer Angela, Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, October 2020
Executive Summary

This report summarizes the existing administrative data infrastructure and recommendations for the Arkansas Suspension and Expulsion Work Group with the next steps to support better use of administrative data. Its purpose is to inform the…

Coffey Missy, Zamora Carolina, Peyton Samantha, Pilkington Brent, Kyzer Angela, Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, October 2020
Other

This report summarizes the existing administrative data infrastructure and recommendations for the Arkansas Suspension and Expulsion Work Group with the next steps to support better use of administrative data. Its purpose is to inform the…

Bartlett Jessica Dym, Smith Sheila, December, 2019
Other
Peer Reviewed
Young children's experience of trauma is associated with a wide range of adverse events and circumstances, including abuse and neglect, domestic violence, loss of a parent, and community violence. Policymakers and practitioners are increasingly…
Smith Sheila, Benavides Veronica, Lamb-Parker Faith, 2019
Reports & Papers
This is a study of the strategies used and supports offered to teachers during classroom visits by education directors, principals, and assistant principals (referred to collectively as "leaders"). The report also includes a qualitative study of…
Smith Sheila, Lawrence Sharmila, March, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Identifying features of early care and education (ECE) settings that positively affect children's early learning and development is a critical challenge for the field. Most research related to this challenge has focused on structural features of ECE…
Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study will examine three implementation factors that prior research indicates may limit or enhance the success of these initiatives. The first implementation factor is that state and local CCDF administrators have sufficient data and tools…

Granja Maribel R., Smith Sheila, Nguyen Uyen Sophie, Grifa Bonnie, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report presents the efforts of leaders in Virginia to learn more about teachers' experience with children who demonstrate challenging behavior in center-based and home-based ECE settings. These leaders partnered with the National Center for…
Nguyen Uyen Sophie, Smith Sheila, Granja Maribel R., 2018
Reports & Papers
This brief presents information about a new tool, The Family Engagement Assessment and Planning Tool (FEAP-T), designed to help ECE program staff engage in these tasks. The FEAP-T was developed and piloted by the National Center for Children in…
Smith Sheila, Granja Maribel R., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report presents findings from a survey of Maine's early care and education (ECE) teachers and providers about their experiences related to young children with challenging behavior. These experiences included young children displaying different…
Smith Sheila, Dong Xiaobei, Stephens Samuel A., Tout Kathryn, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
This brief reports on the results of an analysis that addressed two questions concerning a large set of QRIS studies conducted between 2006 and 2016: 1. How are two types of professional development activities, group training for early childhood…
Bartlett Jessica Dym, Smith Sheila, Bringewatt Elizabeth H., April, 2017
Other
In this report, we describe early childhood trauma and its effects, offer promising strategies for ECE programs and systems to help young children who have experienced trauma, and present recommendations for state policymakers and other stakeholders…
Bartlett Jessica Dym, Smith Sheila, Bringewatt Elizabeth H., April, 2017
Executive Summary
In this report, we describe early childhood trauma and its effects, offer promising strategies for ECE programs and systems to help young children who have experienced trauma, and present recommendations for state policymakers and other stakeholders…