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.
Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) 2009 Data Training (May 27, 2015)
The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) is a descriptive study of Early Head Start programs designed to inform policy and practice at both national and local levels. A six-year longitudinal study in 89 Early Head Start programs around the country, Baby FACES followed two cohorts of children through their time in Early Head Start, starting in 2009, the first wave of data collection through age 3, with the final round of data in spring 2012. The Newborn Cohort includes pregnant mothers and newborn children. The 1-year-old Cohort includes children who were approximately age 1.
National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) Webinar Series, Part 1 of 2 (May 2015) Part 1: Study design, sampling, and public release of the NSECE
This first webinar presents an overview of the NSECE study design, including types of research questions supported by the data and the interrelationships between the four surveys that comprise the NSECE. We discuss the sampling approach and achieved sample size for each component survey. Finally, we review the plan for NSECE data files, including currently available documentation and the expected timeline for availability of additional data files.
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.
Early Childhood Data: Building a Strong Foundation
Overview and Application of the INQUIRE Data Tools to Support High Quality Early Care and Education Data (March 20, 2013)
This webinar begins with an introduction to the data tools developed by INQUIRE. The tools include a comprehensive data matrix, a data dictionary, and examples of linking data with key policy questions. Each tool is described briefly with information about how it is useful to states. Next the webinar provides an in-depth description of each tool as well as state participants who can provide examples of the "real world" application of the tools.
Developing Data Governance Structures (May 6, 2013)
This webinar reviews essential data governance structures that can be put in place to support the development of data sharing and linking.
Best Practices for Producing High Quality Data (May 16, 2013)
This webinar provides an overview of best practices in data management.
These practices promote data integrity and ensure that high quality data
are available for reporting, monitoring and evaluation.