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Banking Time: Effectiveness of an Intervention Designed to Promote Supportive Teacher-Child Relationships

The project will implement and investigate the effects of the Banking Time intervention in Head Start classrooms. Specifically, the main objectives of the study are to (a) collaborate with Head Start Teachers to implement the Banking Time intervention; (b) examine the effects of the intervention on teacher-child relationships and outcomes; and (c) obtain feedback and provide resources for effective implementation of Banking Time in Head Start classrooms during and following completion of the study. Participants will include 40 Head Start teachers and 160 children from various Head Start classrooms. Teachers will be randomly assigned to either an experimental group (n=20), where they will implement the Banking Time intervention, or a wait-list control group (n=20), where they will maintain their typical classroom routine. Four children from each classroom will be randomly selected to investigate the impact of the Banking Time intervention. Researchers anticipate that the results of the study will provide evidence that consistent, positive interactions with teachers positively affect children.
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