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Duncan Robert J., King Yemimah A., Finders Jennifer K., Elicker James, Schmitt Sara A., Purpura David J., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The number of adult words children hear and conversational turns they experience are key aspects of their language environments. The current study examined variability in language environments throughout 2 prekindergarten days and variability within…
Valiente Carlos, Swanson Jodi, DeLay Dawn, Fraser Ashley M., Parker Julia H., March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
The goal of this study was to apply aspects of the heuristic model advanced by Eisenberg, Cumberland, and Spinrad (1998) to the study of socialization that takes place in preschool and elementary school classrooms. Investigating socialization in…
Kook Janna Fuccillo, Greenfield Daryl B., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality instructional interaction, in which teachers engage children in conversations that support the development of higher order thinking skills, conceptual understanding, and advanced language skills, is associated with positive outcomes for…
Chow Jason C., Granger Kristen L., Broda Michael D., Peterson Nicole, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to better understand the association between teachers’ incoming classroom management skills and end-of-year literacy skills of preschool children with or at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders. Furthermore, we…
Davis Elizabeth E., Lee Won Fy, Sojourner Aaron J., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study proposes new family-centered measures of access to early care and education (ECE) services with respect to quantity, cost, and quality and uses them to assess disparities in access across locations and socio-demographic groups in…
Hallam Rena A., Hooper Alison, Buell Martha J., Ziegler Melissa, Han Myae, Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As states develop and revise Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), more research attention is needed on the implementation of quality improvement strategies that effectively support family childcare programs. The aims of the current study…
Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study seeks to broaden the knowledge base of the diverse home-based child care provider work-force in the United States. Home-based child care is a crucial part of the child care landscape with approximately seven million children from birth…

Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., Skrobot Christine, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research uses focus group methodology to examine how a specific subset of family childcare providers-those participating in a voluntary quality rating and improvement system and serving a high percentage of children receiving childcare subsidy-…
Schilder Diane, Broadstone Meghan, Smith Leavell Ashley, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this non-experimental study, the research team analyzed data from a randomly selected sample of child care programs in Maryland and Vermont to understand what characteristics contribute to collaboration success. The team also examined the…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Vaughn Amber E., Tovar Alison, Ostbye Truls, Mazzucca Stephanie, Ward Dianne Stanton, 01 July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Developing healthy eating behaviors and food preferences in early childhood may help establish future healthy diets. Large numbers of children spend time in child care, but little research has assessed the nutritional quality of meals…
Rentzou Konstantina, Slutsky Ruslan, May, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
A special issue of the journal Early Child Development and Care, focusing on the measurement of and policies related to early childhood education and care in both Europe and the United States
Rentzou Konstantina, Slutsky Ruslan, May, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
This editorial serves as an introduction to a special issue of the journal Early Child Development and Care, focusing on the measurement of and policies related to early childhood education and care in both Europe and the United States.
Peleman Brecht, Lazzari Arianna, Budginaite Irma, Siarova Hanna, Hauari Hanan, Peeters Jan, Cameron Claire, March, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This article presents the findings of an analysis of the effects of CPD initiatives on the quality of the pedagogical practices of ECEC practitioners. It is part of a larger study commissioned by Eurofound and jointly conducted by VBJK, IOE and PPMI…
Garcy Anthony M., Berliner David C., February, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Robust evidence suggesting a strong association between greater educational attainment, better health and lower mortality, has led to speculation that the quality of schooling can also have effects on health. This review critically summarises…
Klein Ashley Kopack, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) observation tool is a reliable and valid research-based observational tool that measures the quality of interactions between infants and toddlers and their caregivers in…