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University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Bellwether Education Partners, National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), 2020
Reports & Papers

In order to better understand the levers of change necessary to effect large-scale improvements in early educator preparation, we sought to understand the context around (1) the different requirements instituted by states for early educators, (2…

Le Lan T., Lavin Kelly, Aquino Ana Katrina, Shivers Eva Marie, Perry Deborah F., Horen Neal, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
With few systemic efforts to improve and enhance FFN child care, this study aimed to understand the potential role that IECMHC, as an effective, prevention-based service, could play to meet the needs of FFN providers, children and their families.…
Goffin Stacie G., Daga Erin, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
The Early Childhood Education Leadership Development Compendium: A View of the Current Landscape is one-of-a-kind in its identification of the early childhood education (ECE) field's leadership development programs and in providing an overview of…
Durden Tonia, Mincemoyer Claudia, Crandall Leslie, Alviz Kit, Garcia Aileen, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality family childcare (FCC) can positively influence all areas of a child's growth and development. Thus, it is important to invest in efforts to increase quality, including providing professional development to enhance the skills of those…
Shivers Eva Marie, Farago Flora, Goubeaux Patricia, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
The overall goal for the study described in this brief was to discover whether family, friend, and neighbor child care providers enhanced the quality of care they provided young children after completing a 14-week training and support group…
Ackerman Debra J., 2016
Reports & Papers
The current early care and education (ECE) policy context is bringing increased attention to the training completed by the child care workforce and to the use of registries to track such training. Although ECE workforce registries are designed to…
Shivers Eva Marie, 2015
Reports & Papers
From the very inception of Smart Support and throughout its first four years, a rigorous and comprehensive external evaluation was integrated into the program. By establishing a close partnership and following Community Based Participatory Research…
National Registry Alliance, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of the characteristics of state and regional registries of early childhood and school-age trainings and trainers, based on survey responses from 32 registries
Goffin Stacie G., Janke Morgan, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of the characteristics of programs that support leadership development in the early childhood education field, based on survey responses from 55 leadership development programs
Weinstock Phyllis, Bos Johannes M., Tseng Fannie, Rosenthal Emily, Ortiz Lorena, Dowsett Chantelle J., Huston Aletha C., Bentley Alison, March, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the impact of Program for Infant/Toddler Care, which provides on-site training to center-based and family child care providers, on global and process child care quality and children's cognitive, language, social, and behavioral skills,…
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, August, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of child care center obesity prevention practices and child care resource and referral agency health-related training and technical assistance offerings, based on a survey of 113 agencies from 29 states
Shivers Eva Marie, June, 2010
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the Early Education Emergent Leaders Program, a training and mentoring program for early childhood program directors and administrators in Arizona, that examined participants' program experiences and outcomes
Ciyer Aysegul, Nagasawa Mark, Swadener Elizabeth Blue, Patet Pradnya, April 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of preschool teacher self efficacy and its relationship to participation in various components of a professional development project that includes pairing early care and education and developmental coursework, stipends, scholarships…
Shivers Eva Marie, November, 2008
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the Chase Early Education Emergent Leaders Program, a training and mentoring program for early childhood program directors and administrators in Arizona, that examined participants' program experiences and outcomes
Shivers Eva Marie, 2008
Reports & Papers
A study of the training concerns and needs of family, friend, and neighbor child care providers, based on focus groups with 30 providers in Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles; and the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma