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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,…
Horm Diane M., File Nancy, Bryant Donna M., Burchinal Margaret, Raikes Helen, Forestieri Nina, Encinger Amy Johnson, Cobo-Lewis Alan B., Q1 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Ensuring that young children, especially infants and toddlers, experience consistency in child care providers over time is a practice endorsed by multiple professional organizations. This practice, commonly referred to as continuity of care (CoC),…
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,…
Etter Kelly, Capizzano Jeffrey, 2017
Reports & Papers
In February 2015, Early Learning Ventures (ELV), a Denver-based not-for-profit organization, was awarded a federal Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership grant. Since the award, ELV has used $2.9 million in annual Head Start funding…
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…
Workman Simon, Rooney Kathryn, Palaich Robert, Brown Amanda, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
In 2006, voters approved the Denver Preschool Program (DPP). DPP encourages families to enroll their four-year-old children in quality preschool programs so that the children are better prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn and to increase…
Le Vi-Nhuan, Shaack Diana, Setodji Claude Messan, May, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Many child care centers temporarily move children and teachers in and out of their assigned classrooms throughout the day. Such practices create frequent discontinuity in children's experiences in child care, including discontinuity in their peer…
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…
Moreno Amanda J., Green Sheridan, Koehn Jo, January, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study evaluated the effectiveness of 2 professional development interventions aimed at improving the quality of care provided by caregivers in ordinary infant-toddler child care settings, both center- and home-based. In all, 183 participants in…
Tarrant Kate, Huerta Luis A., Q1 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little is known about the type of quality improvements Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) evoke and the implications of those changes for the broader early care and education (ECE) system. This study explores the perspectives of…
Klute Mary M., 20 October, 2013
Reports & Papers
The Denver Preschool Program (DPP) is a taxpayer-funded initiative aimed at increasing access to highquality preschool for Denver's 4-year old children. DPP operates on the premise that preschool plays an important role in the academic and social-…
Augenblick, Palaich & Associates (APA Consulting), October, 2013
Reports & Papers
The Denver Preschool Program (DPP) was approved by voters in 2006 to encourage families to enroll their 4-year-old children in quality preschool programs so that the children would enter kindergarten ready to learn and increase the likelihood of…
Karoly Lynn A., Zellman Gail L., Perlman Michal, Q4 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines variability in quality across classrooms within early childhood centers and its implications for how quality rating systems (QRSs) capture center-level quality. We used data collected for administrative purposes by Qualistar…
Mangels Diana B., Green Sheridan, 2013
Reports & Papers
All Educare Schools participate in the Educare Learning Network Implementation Study. The purpose of the study is to document the features of Educare and how implementation of the model contributes to program quality and links to child and family…