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Ezran Marie, Trude Angela C. B., Hepworth Allison D., Black Maureen M., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective: To evaluate demographic differences in parent website engagement in a child care−based wellness intervention. Design: Parent-reported demographic characteristics and observed website engagement were averaged by child care centers…

Schuler Brittany R., Fowler Baylie, Rubio Diana, Kilby Sarah, Wang Yan, Hager Erin R., Black Maureen M., September, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To assess the impact of a multilevel nutrition intervention for low-income child care environments, staff, and center-enrolled children. Design: A cluster-randomized, controlled trial conducted among eligible centers. Staff and parent…
Shedd Meagan K., Stephens Lacy, Matts Colleen, Laney James, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
In 2018, the National Farm to School Network (NFSN), in partnership with the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS), implemented the 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey. Similar surveys were conducted in…
Bussell Kristin, Francis Lucine, Armstrong Bridget, Kilby Sarah, Black Maureen M., Hager Erin R., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Child care settings provide opportunities for obesity prevention by implementing nutrition/physical activity best practices. This study examines how center policies, provider training, family education, and center demographics relate to…
Jassal Mandeep S., Riekert Kristin A., Borrelli Belinda, Rand Cynthia S., Eakin Michelle N., July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Introduction: This study determines if expenditures associated with implementing a combined motivational interviewing (MI) and Head Start-level education program (MI+Education), as compared to education alone, yield cost savings to society. Methods…
Eakin Michelle N., Rand Cynthia S., Borrelli Belinda, Bilderback Andrew, Hovell Mel, Riekert Kristin A., 15 June, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Secondhand smoke exposure (SHSe) is a significant modifiable risk for respiratory health in children. Although SHSe is declining overall, it has increased for low-income and minority populations. Implementation of effective SHSe interventions within…
Garg Arvin, Sarkar Sonia, Marino Mark, Onie Rebecca, Solomon Barry S., May 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A description of the use of Family Help Desk to connect at risk families to community resources, including child care, based on a longitudinal cohort pilot study over 6 weeks in an urban academic-based health clinic in Baltimore in 2007
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 01 October, 2008
Reports & Papers
Final findings from a two-year implementation evaluation of the Head Start Oral Health Initiative, which provided grants to Head Start programs to design and implement oral health promotion strategies, based on interviews with program directors, a…
Jiles Ruth B., Fuchs Christine, Klevens R. Monina, 2000
Reports & Papers
A synthesis of reported data on vaccination rates of children in public schools and licensed child care centers, using information gathered through the Center for Disease Control?s National Immunization Program
Belcher Harolyn M. E., Lockhart Paula J., Perkins-Parks Susan, McNally Margaret, 2000
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study on the role of the Preventing the Abuse of Tobacco, Narcotics, Drugs and Alcohol (PANDA) curriculum in the increases in the self-concept of children, based on a sample of 41 children ages 3- to 5-years old, assessed using the Joseph…
United States. Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, December, 1996
Reports & Papers
A description of the ways in which the Health Component of the Head Start program address the medical, nutritional, and mental health needs of program participants