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Hemmeter Mary Louise, Fox Lise K., Snyder Patricia A., Algina James J., Hardy Jessica Kristen, Bishop Crystal D., Veguilla Myrna, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Professional development (PD) focused on social, emotional, and behavioral teaching practices has been identified as a critical need for preschool teachers. The Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence is a multi-tiered framework of…
Szente Judit, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper shares reflections on over 50 live Zoom instructional lessons with toddlers and preschoolers amid the first three weeks of school closures due to COVID-19 in the State of Florida. Reflections resulted in three themes: 1) implementing…
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…

Hollar T. Lucas, Cook Nicole, Natale Ruby, Quinn David, Phillips Teina, DeLucca Michael, May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: We evaluated the extent to which providing training and technical assistance to early childcare centre (ECC) directors, faculty and staff in the implementation of evidence-based nutrition strategies improved the nutrition contexts,…
Chiappone Alethea, Smith Teresa M., Estabrooks Paul A., Geno-Rasmussen Cristy, Blaser Casey, Yaroch Amy L., April, 2018
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Purpose and Objectives The National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives Project (ECELC) aims to improve best practices in early care and education (ECE) programs in topic areas of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment in…
Gilden Robyn, McElroy Katie, Friedmann Erika, Spanier Adam, Son Heesook, Witherspoon Nsedu Obot, Paul Hester, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
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Objective: In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of an environmental health training program for child care providers. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate a 5-state training program using a 20-question pretest and…
Castro Dina Carmela, Gillanders Cristina, Franco Ximena, Bryant Donna M., Zepeda Marlene, Willoughby Michael T., Mendez Lucia I., Q3 2017
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The purpose of this experimental study was to assess the efficacy of the Nuestros Ninos School Readiness (NNSR) Professional Development Program, a 2-year program that includes an integrative approach to teacher professional development (PD) and a…
Rodgers Mary Kay, Leite Walter, Hagler Natalie, Zhou Sherry, He Jingyi, Qiu Yuxi, Glaser Lara, Thorman Abigail E., Reyes Chin R., Hurley Landon, 2017
Reports & Papers
This evaluation study examined professional development interventions of the ELPFP during the 2016-2017 implementation year to determine if early learning provider participation in the ELPFP had an effect on: teacher knowledge gain; the…
Hemmeter Mary Louise, Snyder Patricia A., Fox Lise K., Algina James J., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
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We conducted a potential efficacy trial examining the effects of classroom-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model for Promoting Young Children's Social-Emotional Competence on teachers' implementation of Pyramid Model practices and children's…
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…
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…
Klein Sacha Mareka, Falconer Mary Kay, Benson Stephanie M., 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite evidence that early care and education services benefit at-risk children, they remain underutilized by families in the child welfare system. This article describes two training programs developed to educate child welfare and childcare/…
Wehry Stephanie, Fall 2015
Reports & Papers
The report is organized around a set of four evaluation questions involving School Readiness preschool and prekindergarten children and five evaluation questions involving CoachJAX! participation. To form responses to the evaluation questions,…
Shannon Darbianne, Snyder Patricia A., McLaughlin Tara, March, 2015
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Peer Reviewed
Implementation science defines training and coaching as two important competency components to support fidelity of implementation of evidence-based practices. The present study explores the perspectives of 21 preschool teachers, located in the…
Landry Susan H., Zucker Tricia A., Taylor Heather B., Swank Paul R., Williams Jeffrey M., Assel Michael A., Crawford April, Huang Weihua, Clancy-Menchetti Jeanine, Lonigan Christopher J., Phillips Beth M., Eisenberg Nancy, Spinrad Tracy L., De Villiers Jill G., De Villiers Peter A., Barnes Marcia A., Starkey Prentice, Klein Alice, February, 2014
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Despite reports of positive effects of high-quality child care, few experimental studies have examined the process of improving low-quality center-based care for toddler-age children. In this article, we report intervention effects on child care…