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Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., Dev Dipti A., Lowery Bryce, Horm Diane M., Campbell Janis E. (Janis Elaine), Finneran Denise A., Graef-Downard Jennifer, Whaley Linda, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The influence of community-built environments on physical activity (PA) support in Early Childhood Education settings (ECEs) is unknown. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to determine associations between community PA environments and…

Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The goal of this study is to understand the relationship between the community around an ECE and classroom health quality by program arrangement (Head Start, community-based childcare, family childcare home) by the following specific aims: Aim 1…

Lundquist Alexandra, McBride Brent A., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
In addition to the type and amount of food children eat within ECE settings, how children eat is an equally important component of a healthful mealtime environment. Responsive feeding, or how children are fed, is defined broadly by creating a…
Dev Dipti A., McBride Brent A., Speirs Katherine E., Blitch Kimberly, Williams Natalie A., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background National early childhood obesity prevention policies recommend that child-care providers avoid controlling feeding practices (CFP) (eg, pressure-to-eat, food as reward, and praising children for cleaning their plates) with children to…
Karoly Lynn A., Martin Laurie T., Chandra Anita, Setodji Claude Messan, October, 2016
Reports & Papers

The health services area is a major aspect of the comprehensive services provided by Head Start and Early Head Start (HS/EHS) programs. The Head Start Health Manager Descriptive Study was designed to improve our understanding of this important…

Karoly Lynn A., Martin Laurie T., Chandra Anita, Setodji Claude Messan, October, 2016
Executive Summary
Despite the long-standing commitment to health services as a central component of Head Start, it is a relatively understudied aspect of the program. It has been nearly 20 years since a focused study examined the role of the health manager and how HS…
Martin Laurie T., Karoly Lynn A., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
As reported by health managers in the Head Start Health Manager Descriptive Study (HSHMDS) (see textbox for more information), one of the major health issues confronting HS/EHS programs is tooth decay. Thus, in this brief, our primary objective is…
Martin Laurie T., Karoly Lynn A., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
As reported by health managers in the Head Start Health Manager Descriptive Study (HSHMDS) (see textbox for more information), one of the major health issues confronting Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) programs is overweight and obesity…
Karoly Lynn A., Martin Laurie T., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
In this brief, our primary goal is to place a spotlight on mental health, behavioral health, and social and emotional well-being in Head Start and Early Head Start (HS/EHS), drawing on data from the Head Start Health Manager Descriptive Study (…
Auger Anamarie, Karoly Lynn A., Martin Laurie T., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
The 2012-2013 Head Start Health Manager Descriptive Study (HSHMDS) provides a unique opportunity to examine issues of family engagement in the context of health-related services in HS/EHS programs (see the text box). In this brief, we use data from…
Karoly Lynn A., Martin Laurie T., Chandra Anita, Setodji Claude Messan, October, 2016
Other
The purpose of this document is to provide additional tabulations from the health manager online survey for each of the 12 Head Start regions. The survey results for all regions, available in the above study report, are tabulated as well. The…
Askew Christell, Oya Patti, Elquist Marty, Haboush-Deloye Amanda, Davidson Dawn, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
In line with the goals of the CCDBG Act of 2014 to enhance the quality of child care for low-income children, the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services Child Care and Development Program enacted a policy on March 1, 2016 to require…
Karoly Lynn A., Martin Laurie T., Chandra Anita, Setodji Claude Messan, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation examines the Head Start Health Managers Descriptive Study in terms of its goals and study approach, along with key findings and considerations for the future.
Karoly Lynn A., Martin Laurie T., Chandra Anita, Setodji Claude Messan, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation examines the Head Start Health Managers Descriptive Study in terms of its goals and study approach, along with key findings and considerations for the future. This presentation focuses particularly on Region XI, which…
Karoly Lynn A., Martin Laurie T., Chandra Anita, Setodji Claude Messan, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation examines the Head Start Health Managers Descriptive Study in terms of its goals and study approach, along with key findings and considerations for the future. This presentation focuses particularly on Region XII, which…