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Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Grant Ashley A., Jeon Lieny, Buettner Cynthia K., May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
To understand factors that might impact teacher turnover, the current study explored predictors of early childhood teachers' professional commitment, which we define as a teacher's psychological bond to their profession and work as a teacher,…
Buettner Cynthia K., Jeon Lieny, Hur Eunhye, Garcia Rachel E., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education has pronounced implications for young children's social-emotional learning. Although program structural and classroom process quality indicators have been widely explored, teachers' personal social-emotional capacity has…
Goble Priscilla, Hanish Laura, Martin Carol Lynn, Eggum-Wilkens Natalie D., Foster Stacie A., Fabes Richard A., July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The majority of early education programs promote children's learning through a mix of experiences in child- and teacher-managed contexts. The current study examined time spent in child- and teacher-managed contexts and the nature of children's…
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…
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,…
Augustine Jennifer March, Cavanagh Shannon E., Crosnoe Robert, September 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between maternal education and type, quality, and quantity of early child care arrangements used, based on a secondary analysis of data from a longitudinal study of 1,127 children and thier families
Ewing Allison R., Taylor Angela R., Q1 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the influence of child gender, child ethnicity, and teacher-child ethnic match on the association between teacher-child relationship quality and children?s behavioral competence, based on data collected from several hundred white and…
Brandon Peter D., 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the use of child care arrangements among immigrant families to non-immigrant families
Smith Linda K., Vinci Yasmina, Galvan Michelle, June, 2003
Reports & Papers
A national study of child care resource and referral agencies, including services provided to parents and providers, sources and levels of agency funding, and agency data collecting activities, based on a survey of state child care resource and…
Porter Toni, Habeeb Sulaifa, Mabon Sally, Robertson Anne, Kreader J. Lee, Collins Ann, 2002
Reports & Papers
A catalog, directory, and report on the evaluations of 104 local and state child care quality improvement initiatives funded through the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)
Blank Helen, Schulman Karen, Ewen Danielle, 1999
Reports & Papers
A study of prekindergarten initiatives across different states in order to assess the quality of prekindergarten, the accessibility of prekindergarten and the way in which prekindergarten initiatives are integrated with other early childhood…
Rosenzweig Jill E., 1998
Reports & Papers
An observational study of an anti-bias early childhood program at the Tucson Jewish Community Center and its role in reproducing or restructuring the social order existing in the wider society, specifically regarding issues of race, gender, class,…
Blau David M., 1997
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relative accuracies of child care quality indicators
Phillips Deborah A., Voran Miriam, Kisker Ellen Eliason, Howes Carollee, Whitebook Marcy, 1991
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of child care quality in child care centers serving children from low-income families, its relationship to type of center-based programming, and its comparability to child care quality in centers serving upper- and middle-income families,…