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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…

Chen Yiyu, Ferreira van Leer Kevin, Guzman Lina, October 12 2021
Reports & Papers

Our analysis indicates that Latino and Black households often reported leaving or losing a job, cutting work hours, and supervising children while working in response to COVID-related child care disruptions. Although White households reported…

Callaway-Cole Larisa, Kimble Ashley, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

At institutions striving to maintain face-to-face field placements and instruction amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, circumstances changed daily in response to new developments at the university, local school districts, and personal circumstances.…

Ernst Jasmine R., Reynolds Arthur J., September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

In this study we sought to explore the association between preschool instructional approach and health and well-being at age 35 for a large sample of low-income children. Participants included 989 low-income, minority children who attended Child-…

McKenna Meaghan, Soto Xigrid, Cheng Ke, Haynes Elizabeth, Osorio Amanda, Altshuler Joan, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This article describes the development and administration of a survey to identify early childhood educators’ successes and barriers when delivering remote instruction (e.g., online whole or small group instruction) during the COVID-19 pandemic to…

Soltero-Gonzalez Lucinda, Gillanders Cristina, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted families from low-income backgrounds. The shift to remote learning has required parents with preschool-age children to adapt to new ways of collaborating with teachers. Given the longstanding inequities…

Steed Elizabeth A., Leech Nancy, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study explored similarities and differences in how early childhood education (ECE) teachers (n=947) and early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers (n=160) provided remote learning to young children and their families following COVID-…

Crawford April, Vaughn Kelly A., Guttentag Cathy L., Varghese Cheryl, Oh Yoonkyung, Zucker Tricia A., September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted early childhood programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in dramatic ways. After temporarily closing, many educators quickly adapted their procedures to ensure children’s safety as they reopened to…

Swigonski Nancy L., James Brandy, Wynns Whitley, Casavan Kara, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study sought to measure early childhood educators’ personal physical, emotional and financial stress impact related to the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic in Indiana. More research on early childhood educator stress and well-being is…

Agard Becky, Zeng Nan, McCloskey Morgan, Johnson Susan L., Bellows Laura, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Establishing physical activity (PA) and motor behaviors in early childhood are important for developing healthy activity behaviors. Parents play a central role in shaping young children’s PA and fundamental motor skills (FMS). This…

Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, September 2021
Reports & Papers

In July 2021, GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students commissioned a statewide survey of 400 Georgia parents with children ages 0-4 that focused on a range of topics including childcare arrangements and satisfaction levels,…

Randall Ken (Kenneth Edwin), Ford Timothy G., Kwon Kyong-Ah, Sisson Susan B., Bice Matthew R., Dinkel Danae, Tsotsoros Jessica, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Seeking personal well-being and life satisfaction during a global pandemic can be daunting, such is the case for early care and education teachers who were considered non-health care essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The potential…

Huz Ilana, Banghart Patti, Padilla Christina M., Halle Tamara, Madill Rebecca, September 2021
Reports & Papers

This research brief provides a summary of findings from a survey of parents in Maryland conducted in the fall of 2020 to examine child care needs, access, continuity, and costs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children during…

Lahr Michael L., Yao Ye, Fei Da, Lee Annie, September 2021
Reports & Papers

The following report evaluates the total economic repercussions of the City of Philadelphia’s Beverage Tax from a macroeconomic perspective. No prior studies have taken on this viewpoint. They, instead, have tended to analyze just part of the…

Nores Milagros, Harmeyer Erin, September 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief reports on the responses of district leaders in one state that offers state-funded preschool (New Jersey) on how they supported preschool learning at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools in New Jersey were closed to in-person…