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Carr Tara, Ward Dianne Stanton, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study’s research questions will address significant research gaps in the literature: (1) Is the Infant Feeding Styles Questionnaire (IFSQ) valid for use with infant and toddler childcare providers? (2) What are the factors associated with…

Healy Olivia, Sabol Terri J., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

My research focuses on Illinois' public pre-K initiative that began in 2007 and was geared toward low-income and academically at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds. I examine the quantity, price and quality of the overall set of child care options available…

Riser Danielle, Hallam Rena A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Child care provides an essential service to many families by allowing parents to participate in the workforce and helping their children develop in a nurturing environment. However, families who have young children with disabilities have…

Porterfield Mary Lee, Scott-Little Catherine, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study seeks to inform state efforts to improve the quality of center-based infant and toddler early care and education (ECE) in North Carolina by illuminating the nature and extent of teacher-family relationships and partnerships in those…

Ai Jun, Horn Eva M., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The goal of this study is to understand the use of positive behavior support (PBS) practices, as well as challenges and barriers that impact PBS practice implementation, in early care and education programs. PBS practices have been reported to…
Bichay-Awadalla Krystal, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
National policy initiatives, such as Early Head Start (EHS) and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), have responded to the need for access to high quality early childhood programs for children from low-income backgrounds. To improve…
Nguyen Tutrang, Duncan Greg J., 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Whole-child curricula seek to promote learning by encouraging children to interact independently with the equipment, materials, and other children in the classroom environment. A recent meta-analysis showed that, on average, children exposed to…

Fisher Meghan, McBride Brent A., 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The overall goal of the proposed study is to generate new insight that will inform policies and practices related to professional development activities aimed at better equipping early childhood educators to implement evidenced-based best practices…
Weglarz-Ward Jenna M., Santos Rosa Milagros, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this project is to begin to understand the needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in child care settings. As the number of infants in child care rapidly increases as does the number of children in need of…
Miller Elizabeth B., Farkas George, 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The number of Spanish-speaking Dual Language Learners (DLLs) is growing rapidly in the U.S., representing an increasing share (nearly 40%) of Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) participants as well as other early care and education (ECE)…
Auger Anamarie, Duncan Greg J., 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The study aims to improve the field's understanding of the features of child care services that are most critical to support children's development and identify family-level processes that might be influenced by child care. Specific research…
Badanes Lisa S., Watamura Sarah, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Previous work has repeatedly shown that full-day child care is associated with increased physiological stress for many young children. Efforts to understand this phenomenon have demonstrated that quality of caregiving is important for predicting the…
Benjamin Sara E., Ward Dianne Stanton, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A comparative study of different types of training components of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care project (NAP SACC) in terms of their overall effectiveness at preparing Child Health Care Consultants (CCHCs) to…
Tran Henry, Weinraub Marsha, 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
An assessment of the frequency with which low-income preschoolers (ages 3-6) experience unstable and multiple concurrent child care arrangements, and an examination of the effects of quality, stability, and multiplicity on children's social-…
Birken Brittany Olivieri, Mullis Ann K., 2003
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
An inquiry into professional development and articulation as related to early care and education in Florida, including an examination of formal systems of early childhood education, through replication of research first conducted by Early and Winton…