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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…
Johnson Susan L., Moding Kameron J., Maloney Katheryn, Bellows Laura, 01 September, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Food neophobia, or reluctance to try new foods, emerges typically in early childhood and can impact child food acceptance and dietary quality. Measures of child neophobia have largely been developed from an adult point of view and the items focusing…
Soli Margaret, Daily Sarah, 31 March, 2017
Reports & Papers
As part of our consultation for Colorado's Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant, Child Trends conducted a study to compare scores between the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) and the latest version of the tool,…
Tout Kathryn, Starr Rebecca, Wenner Jennifer, Hilty Rowan, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Investments in the development or revision of state and local Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) for early care and education have increased in recent years, due in part to the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants…
Le Vi-Nhuan, Schaack Diana, Setodji Claude Messan, Q1 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Increasingly, states are implementing quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) as a means of improving the availability of high-quality child care and children's school readiness skills. A fundamental design decision under QRIS is where to set…
Guddemi Marcy, Sambrook Andrea, Wells Sallie, Randel Bruce, Fite Kathleen, Selva Gitta, Gagnon Kelly, April-June 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Educators and parents are increasingly concerned about effects of high-stakes testing on children who may not be developmentally ready to perform tasks according to rigorous standards of today's kindergartens. In response to this issue, and to…
Bisceglia Rossana, Perlman Michal, Schaack Diana, Jenkins Jennifer M., Q2 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An evaluation of the psychometric properties, the factor structure, and several subsets of questions of the Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised Edition (ITERS-R) in 153 classrooms in 59 Colorado child care centers that are allocated…
Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Davis Elizabeth E., Grobe Deana, Kreader J. Lee, Pratt Clara C., May 2007
Reports & Papers
Findings from a study examining current child care market rate survey methods, practices, and policies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, territories, and tribes, including descriptions of challenges faced by jurisdictions in conducting…
Kauerz Kristie, June, 2006
Reports & Papers
A descriptive study of each state's kindergarten, first grade, and second grade content standards and mandatory assessments
Le Vi-Nhuan, Perlman Michal, Zellman Gail L., Hamilton Laura S., 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the effectiveness of methods used to measure child-staff ratios in child care center classrooms, comparing ratio data from a single classroom over a short period of time with ratio data from multiple classrooms over longer periods…
Boller Kimberly, Bradley Robert H., Cabrera Natasha J., Raikes Helen, Pan Barbara A., Shears Jeffrey, Roggman Lori A., 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An overview of the Early Head Start Father Studies, describing the study methodology, response rates, father demographics, and father child relationship
Carver Priscilla R., Iruka Iheoma U., 2006
Reports & Papers
An examination of data from the After-School Programs and Activities survey on the participation of kindergarteners through eighth graders in after school programs, with discussion of the survey?s design, the different types of after school care,…
United States. Child Care Bureau, 2005
Reports & Papers
A study conducted to find and reduce erroneous payments in specific Health and Human Services programs in California, Nebraska, Arizona, Kansas, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Ohio and New Hampshire
Perlman Michal, Zellman Gail L., Le Vi-Nhuan, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of the psychometric properties of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale - Revised (ECERS-R), which replicates the findings of a 1994 evaluation of the original ECERS
Breunig Gretchen Stahr, Brandon Richard N., Maher Erin J., 2003
Reports & Papers
A report on data sources suitable for use in calculating the size of the child care workforce for individual states