Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Search Results

Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

You can filter your results by keyword, date, resource type, topic, location (state in which the data were collected), grant (federally funded grant that supported the research), publisher, funder, and author. And you can indicate whether to include resources with data from all states, full text, and peer-reviewed research.

Displaying 1 - 15 out of 553 results
Silver H. Callie, Zinsser Katherine M., Zulauf Courtney A., Lowe-Fotos Allison, Estlund Maria, Orr Lori, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Nationwide, 17,000 three-and four-year old children are expelled or suspended from preschool each year (Zeng, Corr, O’Grady, & Guan, 2019). In response, advocates and researchers have called on policymakers to implement policies and legislation…
McCormick Meghan P., Harding Jessica F., McCoy Dana Charles, Q3 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly focuses on policies and practices implemented across the United States to improve quality and enhance alignment in early learning services from PreK through third grade.
Lux Christine J., Stephens Lacy, March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
To help expand children's repertoire of healthy foods while fostering many other aspects of their learning, early childhood teachers are looking to farm to early care and education—an initiative that is part of the National Farm to School Network—to…
Moore Stephanie A., Dowdy Erin, Hinton Tameisha, DiStefano Christine, Greer Fred, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Universal mental health screening is a proactive approach to identify students who may benefit from prevention or early intervention services. Despite known benefits, few schools are engaging in screening efforts and it is critical to examine…
Schilder Diane, Curenton Stephanie M., Broadstone Meghan, 2019
Other
Peer Reviewed
A special issue of the journal Early Education and Development, presenting seven articles and a commentary on the outcomes of collaborations between early care and education programs and either Head Start or Early Head Start programs
Schilder Diane, Curenton Stephanie M., Broadstone Meghan, 2019
Other
Peer Reviewed
The Special Issue on Early Care and Education (ECE) collaboration presents seven articles – followed by a commentary – that describe collaborations among different ECE programs. The articles present conceptual frameworks of ECE collaboration,…
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, May, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
Although wide family support policies are available to Cypriot families, Cyprus is among the countries with the least developed ECEC systems and the processes taken to address ECEC deficits is slow. Although female employment rates are slightly…
Jacobson David, February, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
In many cities and towns across the United States, elementary schools are forging deeper partnerships with families and community organizations well before children arrive at kindergarten. The aim of this work is to improve children's experiences…
Sama-Miller Emily, Ross Christine, Cavadel Elizabeth, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Through this project, ACF seeks to learn more about how states and communities coordinate early care and education, family economic security, and/or other health and human services to most efficiently and effectively serve the needs of low-income…

Cook Kyle Demeo, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Children moving from early education programs into elementary schools face a critical transition, making it important for both systems to coordinate to better serve our youngest children. Yet, there is limited research on coordination around the…
University of Virginia. Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, July, 2017
Other

The goal of this report is to provide an overview of key elements of VPI+ implementation in Year 2 and share clear recommendations for the remaining years of the grant. We draw from multiple sources of data throughout the report, including…

University of Virginia. Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, July, 2017
Executive Summary

This report provides an overview of important elements of VPI+ implementation in Year 2 and recommendations for the remaining 2 years of the grant. Elements of the program that are a focus for CASTL supports are reviewed, drawing from multiple…

Sedgwick Donna, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigates if the collaborative process differs among a group of public programs involved in varying levels of interorganizational activities. Thomson and Perry (2006) suggest five process dimensions underlie collaboration: governance,…