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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…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Garrison Hallie, Early Diane Marie, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
LITTLE grants provide professional development support to enhance language learning and promote early literacy skills in high-quality infant and toddler classrooms in Georgia. This report provides a summary of some demographic characteristics of…
Ansari Arya, Gottfried Michael A., September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a sample of pre-K attendees from 11 states in the United States (n = 2,966), we examined whether early childhood educational experiences contribute positively or negatively to later preschool absences. Although some of the most important…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Early Diane Marie, Seok Deborah, June, 2020
Reports & Papers
In this brief, we address the following research questions in center-based child care classrooms for preschoolers and toddlers. - Research Question 1 (RQ1): How are various aspects of the work climate (e.g., wages, benefits, teacher stress, teacher…
Early Diane Marie, Li Weilin, 25 February, 2020
Reports & Papers
For the 979 providers who had both online and Georgia's Quality Rated star ratings, we looked at the correlation between the two types of ratings and found that Yelp and Google star ratings were significantly related to the star ratings assigned by…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Van Manen Karen, Mokrova Irina L., Burchinal Margaret, August, 2019
Reports & Papers
The 2016-2017 Georgia's Pre-K Program Evaluation focuses on the results of the fourth year of this longitudinal study, through second grade. The purpose of this evaluation study was to examine longitudinal outcomes for children related to key…
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,…
Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, Blasberg Amy, Miranda Brenda, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Bingham Gary E., Mason Rihana S., Li Weilin, Bultinck Erin, Gebhart Tracy, May, 2019
Reports & Papers

This report examines the relationship between star ratings and independent observations of program quality, children's development over the school year, and work climate. This report uses child assessment, observation, and questionnaire data…

Jenkins Jade Marcus, Duncan Greg J., Auger Anamarie, Bitler Marianne, Domina Thurston, Burchinal Margaret, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We use experimental data to estimate impacts on school readiness of different kinds of preschool curricula -- a largely neglected preschool input and measure of preschool quality. We find that the widely-used "whole-child" curricula found in most…
Stanhope Kaitlyn K., Bettermann Erika, Stevenson Elizabeth C. H., Julius Samantha D., Kafi Anusheh, Kay Christi, Gazmararian Julie A., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: This article describes the process and intermediate outcomes from a program implemented in 65 Early Care and Education (ECE) centers serving low-income families throughout Georgia during the 2014–2017 school years. Methods: The…
Early Diane Marie, Sideris John, Neitzel Jennifer C., LaForett Dore R., Nehler Chelsea G., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale - Third Edition (ECERS-3) is the latest version of one of the most widely used observational tools for assessing the quality of classrooms serving preschool-aged children. This study was the first…

Valentino Rachel A., February, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Publicly funded pre-K is often touted as a means to narrow achievement gaps, but this goal is less likely to be achieved if poor and/or minority children do not, at a minimum, attend equal quality pre-K as their non-poor, non-minority peers. In this…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Mokrova Irina L., Anderson Treshawn, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
The 2015-2016 Georgia's Pre-K Program Evaluation focuses on the results of the third year of this longitudinal study, through first grade. The purpose of this evaluation study was to examine longitudinal outcomes for children related to key academic…
Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, Ponder Bentley D., Pan Yi, Q1 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The effectiveness of two professional development interventions, each designed to strengthen teacher-child interactions in preschool classrooms, was tested using a teacher-level randomized controlled trial. Georgia's Pre-K teachers (n = 486 in 336…
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…