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Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on issues that concern making contact with and providing services to enrolled families during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on results from a survey of Region XI Head Start program directors in which data was…

Sheridan Susan M., Knoche Lisa, Boise Courtney E., Witte Amanda L., Koziol Natalie A., Prokasky Amanda, Schumacher Rachel E., Kerby Hannah, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Social-behavioral functioning during early childhood is associated with children’s academic and social success concurrently and over time. This study explored how concurrent, year-to-year, and sustained parent–teacher and student–teacher…

Zulauf Courtney A., Zinsser Katherine M., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Rates of expulsion from early care and education settings (e.g., childcare and preschool programs) exceed those in K–12, and relatively little is known of how to prevent such disciplinary decisions. In addition, expulsion disproportionately affects…
Jones Jennifer Call, Hampshire Patricia Korzekwa, McDonnell Andrea P., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Engaging parents in their children’s education beginning in early childhood leads to improved academic and social outcomes for children (Brannon and Dauksas in PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement 1:94–105, 2012). In the field of early childhood…
Cate Deborah, Dell Penny, Littlefield Ruth, Riepe Benjamin, Whaley Kathy T., 23 September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
ECTA Center hosted a series of discussions between Spring-Summer 2020 with teachers, providers, administrators, and families from across the country and gathered supporting research. In listening to their stories, it became apparent that these times…
Lang Sarah N., Jeon Lieny, Schoppe-Sullivan Sarah J., Wells Michael B., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Understanding the correlates of young children's social emotional development is important to optimally support children's long-term success. Objective This study examined the associations among dimensions of parent–teacher cocaring…
Eismann Emily A., Brinkmann Carolyn, Theuerling Jack, Shapiro Robert A., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Childhood adversity is strongly associated with poor health and well-being in childhood and adulthood. Young children are at greatest risk during their developmental years. Child care providers can participate in preventing the impact of adversity…
Moen Amanda L., Sheridan Susan M., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study reports the evidence for the reliability (via coefficient ?, coefficient ?) and validity (via confirmatory factor analysis, correlations) of the Teacher Efficacy for Promoting Partnership measure. Participants were 255 in-service…
Anzelone Caitlin, Marano Emily, Brody Ilana, May, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To simplify and improve access options, child care agencies can apply strategies developed by MDRC's Center for Applied Behavioral Science (CABS). These lessons emerged from four studies that were part of the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self…
Brotherson Sean E., Saxena Divya, Lammers Shea, Bushaw Kimberly, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
North Dakota State University, Extension led efforts to expand understanding and opportunities for family engagement (Goal 3.10). This report presents findings based on three focus groups across the state, as well as a parent feedback survey…
Brotherson Sean E., Saxena Divya, Lammers Shea, Bushaw Kimberly, April, 2020
Executive Summary
North Dakota State University, Extension led efforts to expand understanding and opportunities for family engagement (Goal 3.10). This report summary presents findings based on three focus groups across the state, as well as a parent feedback survey…
Cutshaw Chris, Mastergeorge Ann M., Barnett Melissa A., Paschall Katherine W., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parent engagement in early care and education (ECE) settings is a component of high quality childcare, yet little is known about mechanisms of parent engagement in centre-based care. Using a nationally representative U.S. sample, we examined centre…
Porterfield Mary Lee, 2020
Reports & Papers

The infant-toddler period is recognized as critical to children’s concurrent and subsequent outcomes and success in school and life. The quality of early care and education (child care) for children at this sensitive period of development…

Melzi Gigliana, McWayne Christine M., Ochoa Wendy, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study examined the concurrent relations between culture-specific dimensions of family engagement for low-income, Pan-Latine families and children’s narrative ability, a critical predictor of reading success. One hundred seventy-five…

Merrill Emily, Biggs Amanda, Levinson Dora, Truzansky Beth, 2020
Reports & Papers

BBF Parent Ambassadors disseminated a survey intended to evaluate the early childhood system’s delivery of services, supports, and timely information about programs for Vermont’s families with children 0-5 with the aim of informing and improving…