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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…
Rosenthal Marjorie S., Franco-Labarga Ana Elisa, Jeon Sangchoon, Ma Tony, Crowley Angela A., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
FDC providers may join child care provider networks to feel a part of a community, gain assistance with licensing requirements, and to learn best practices in topics including early literacy, preschool education, health, safety, and small business…
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,…
Sandilos Lia E., Goble Priscilla, Rimm-Kaufman Sara E., Pianta Robert C., Q1 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examines the extent to which participation in a 14-week professional development course designed to improve teacher-child interactions in the classroom moderated the relation between teacher-reported job stress and gains in…
Williford Amanda P., Carter Lauren M., Maier Michelle F., Hamre Bridget K., Cash Anne H., Pianta Robert C., Downer Jason T., January-March 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study built on prior research regarding the effectiveness of the National Center for Research in Early Childhood Education (NCRECE) course by exploring the individual course components. Core aspects of course engagement and performance were…
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…
Porter Toni, Reiman Kayla, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report presents the results of the Phase Two study, which was conducted seven months after the Phase One data collection was completed. It sought to examine how children who were enrolled with AOK family child care network providers fared…
Gilliam Walter S., Maupin Angela N., Reyes Chin R., September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: Despite recent federal recommendations calling for increased funding for early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) as a means to decrease preschool expulsions, no randomized-controlled evaluations of this form of intervention…
Hatfield Bridget E., Burchinal Margaret, Pianta Robert C., Sideris John, Q3 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examines the extent to which the association between school readiness skills and preschool classroom quality is higher in classrooms in which quality is above a threshold than when quality is below that threshold. A sample of 222…
Porter Toni, Reiman Kayla, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
This study focuses on the quality of care offered by family child care providers in All Our Kin (AOK), a nationally-recognized model for improving family child care quality. Established in 1999 in New Haven, Connecticut, AOK uses a high-touch model…
Connecticut Economic Resource Center, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
On behalf of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC), the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC), in partnership with Compass Research Solutions, LLC, conducted a phone survey of center-based and home-based child care programs in…
Gray Sarah A. O., May/June 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This pilot program evaluation was undertaken to examine the effectiveness of an attachment-based, group professional-development experience, Circle of Security-Parenting, on family childcare (FCC) providers' psychological resources and self-efficacy…
Henderson Kathryn E., Grode Gabrielle M., O'Connell Meghan L., Schwartz Marlene B., 29 March, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Child care centers influence physical activity levels among children, yet little is known about the specific aspects of the environment that support generous amounts of activity. The purpose of this study was to examine the practices…

Pianta Robert C., DeCoster Jamie, Cabell Sonia Q., Burchinal Margaret, Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, Williford Amanda P., Howes Carollee, Q4 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examined the pattern of associations over time between the quality of observed interactions and exposure to features of an effective coaching model for 170 preschool teachers enrolled in a study investigating professional…
Pianta Robert C., Burchinal Margaret, Jamil Faiza M., Sabol Terri J., Grimm Kevin J., Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, Howes Carollee, Q2 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examined the pattern of association(s) over time between (a) knowledge of and observational skills in identifying teacher-child interactions, and (b) observed behavior in the domain of instructional interaction for 405 preschool…