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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…
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…

Lloyd Chrishana M., Kane Maggie C., Seok Deborah, Vega Claudia, September, 2019
Reports & Papers
To ensure that HBCC providers receive the support they need to successfully foster learning and development for children in their care, early childhood education systems and agencies must explore new professional development methods that align more…
Pendergast Evelaine, Lieberman-Betz Rebecca G., Vail Cynthia O., January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explored infield prekindergarten teachers' attitudes and beliefs toward teaching science to young children. In addition, prekindergarten teachers' previous and future interests in science-related professional development were assessed.…
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…
Neuharth-Pritchett Stacey, Getch Yvette Q., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Limited information exists about management of asthma in child care settings and primary school classrooms. The goal of this study was to evaluate a brief asthma management intervention for child care providers and primary school teachers. Child…
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…
Rheingold Alyssa A., Zajac Kristyn, Chapman Jason E., Patton Meghan, De Arellano Michael Andrew, Saunders Benjamin E. (Benjamin Edward), Kilpatrick Dean G., April, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Given the significant rates and deleterious consequences of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), identifying effective primary prevention approaches is a clear priority. There is a growing awareness that childcare professionals (e.g., teachers, childcare…
Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, Skinner Debra, Kraus Syndee, Hume Katie, Pan Yi, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
This study evaluated the impact of two professional development models--Making the Most of Classroom Interactions and MyTeachingPartner (TM)--on teacher-child interactions in Georgia's Pre-K classrooms. At the start of each school year of this three…
National Registry Alliance, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of the characteristics of state and regional registries of early childhood and school-age trainings and trainers, based on survey responses from 32 registries
National Professional Development Center on Inclusion, November, 2012
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this survey conducted in fall 2012 was to gather information across multiple sectors to produce a descriptive landscape of early childhood professional development (PD) in Georgia A total of 160 early childhood PD providers responded…
Weigel Daniel J., Weiser Dana A., Bales Diane W., Moyses Kendra J., Fall 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A growing number of early childhood professionals use the Internet to improve their skills, knowledge, and practice. The Internet may be a practical alternative for providing high-quality, research-based training, information, and resources to these…
Rheingold Alyssa A., Zajac Kristyn, Patton Meghan, July/August 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of in-person and Web-based formats of the Darkness to Light (D2L) Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention program on its feasibility and acceptability by child care professionals, based on data from 188 child care…
Heisner Janie, Lederberg Amy R., Q2 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the effect of participation in Child Development Associate (CDA) training and both the beliefs and practices of preschool teachers with regards to developmentally appropriate practices (DAP), and a second study of the relationships…