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Ramos Manica F., Weber Jennifer, Thompson Joy A., Werk Lloyd, Shuell Julie, Woods Kenza, Bamdad Tiffany, July 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The aim of this study was to test a training and technical assistance program in early care and education (ECE) center-based programs focused on obesity prevention – Healthy Way to Grow (HWTG). After completing a self-assessment, ECE programs…

Spielberger Julie, Burkhardt Tiffany, Winje Carolyn, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, Gitlow Elissa, Carreon Erin Devorah, Huang Lee Ann, Herriott Anna, Kakuyama-Villaber Reiko, February, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report describes the results of a 3-year pilot study of the Illinois Model of IECMHC. The study was part of a 5-year comprehensive, coordinated, statewide initiative by The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) to expand…

Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

Sheridan Kathleen M., Wen Xiaoli, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This is an evaluation study of the effectiveness of an online early mathematics professional development program for early childhood teachers. The eight online courses, along with the Math at Home: Early Math Matters website and…
Whitehead Joellyn, 2021
Reports & Papers

The purpose of this report is to provide rich, descriptive data about Illinois’ early childhood education workforce, as shown by analysis of the data within the Gateways Registry. Several of the research questions from the Illinois Early Learning…

Whitehead Joellyn, 2021
Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide rich, descriptive data about Illinois’ early childhood education workforce, as shown by analysis of the data within the Gateways Registry. Several of the research questions from the Illinois Early Learning…

Illinois. Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development, 2021
Reports & Papers

In Illinois, this movement towards competency-based teacher preparation is also present, and the early childhood field is arguably leading the way. The early childhood field in Illinois has completely transitioned to competencies and is now…

Silver H. Callie, Zinsser Katherine M., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examines the associations between various elements of a teacher's social-emotional well-being and context and her requests for the permanent removal of a child from her classroom. Specifically, the current study explores teachers'…
Kelton Robyn, Summer 2020
Reports & Papers
For this study, data were aggregated from the last three completed cohorts to explore four important questions. Does participation in TTL improve participants' knowledge and skills on topics related to business and professional practices, including…
Boyd-Swan Casey, Herbst Chris M., Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Considerable evidence relates the quality of early childhood education (ECE) to children’s developmental outcomes, with teacher qualifications often cited as a critical ingredient for high-quality care. As a result, quality credentialing programs—…
University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), Bellwether Education Partners, 2020
Reports & Papers

The goals of this research were to undertake a 50-state scan of policies, practices, political momentum, administrative structures and capacity, higher education context, and financing conditions, and other factors relevant for spurring progress…

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…

Burkhardt Tiffany, Dasgupta Denali, Schlecht Colleen, Carreon Erin Devorah, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
The CYPP program is a combination of mentorship, peer support, home visiting, enrichment sessions, and subsidized employment placements in Head Start centers. The program intends to address the barriers that often prevent young families from…
Zulauf Courtney A., Zinsser Katherine M., December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschoolers are being expelled at an alarming rate and little is known about protective factors. One factor may be the relationship between parents and teachers. Using surveys and interviews, the present study explores teachers' perceptions of…
Boyd-Swan Casey, Herbst Chris M., October, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article examines racial and ethnic discrimination in the child care teacher hiring process. We construct a unique data set that combines a resume audit study of center-based providers with a follow-up survey of those in the original audit…