These webinars focus on key topics in the early care and education field and include both webinars sponsored by Research Connections as well as those sponsored by the Child Care Policy Research Consortium (CCPRC) Workgroups.
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CECER-DLL (Center for Early Care and Education Research-Dual Language Learners) has developed parent and teacher questionnaires to document the characteristics of Dual Language Learners (DLLs), their families, and their classrooms, as well as DLLs' experiences with their two languages. This webinar presents: the content of questionnaires, the process used to develop them, preliminary findings from a validation study, and the next steps in the development process.
Many factors influence parents' child care decision-making process and choices. Based on the recently-published Child Care Decision-Making Literature Review sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation and produced by Child Trends and co-authors from George Mason University and the Urban Institute, presenters during this webinar highlight key findings, policies, and research related to parents' process, preferences, and priorities in making child care decisions, and constraints and facilitators to selecting preferred care arrangements for families, with a special emphasis on immigrant families and families of children with special needs.
This webinar focused on the alignment of national professional and performance standards, state professional development competencies, and quality rating and improvement system standards related to family-provider relationships. Suggestions for developing standards that align with empirically based indicators of provider facilitation of family-provider relationships identified through OHS's relationship-based competencies were also provided.
A review of federal perspectives and promising practices related to family-provider relationships in early childhood (EC) programs. Representatives from various federal agencies presented an overview of each program's guiding principles and frameworks related to family-provider relationships, the manner in which flexibility is encouraged through Federal standards and regulations, and the innovations they are seeing in the field.
These webinars include Research Connections' sponsored online trainings on specific datasets housed on the site as well as other data related webinars sponsored by various CCPRC Workgroups.
Part 2: Key definitions and sample characteristics (May 2015)
The second webinar uses publicly available documents to explain key definitions and sample characteristics for each of the four main NSECE data files (Household, Home-based ECE Provider, Center-based ECE Provider, classroom-assigned Center-based ECE Workforce). This webinar helps researchers beginning to work with the NSECE data understand some key characteristics of the data before they conduct analyses.
These webinars provide an overview to the Research Connections website and highlight specific resources on the site.
*These presentations highlight the RC site previous to its October 2012 redesign