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Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…
Kim Do-Hong, Lambert Richard G., Burts Diane C., 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although dual language learners (DLLs) are linguistically, culturally, and socially diverse, researchers usually study them in aggregate and compare them to non-DLLs. The authors' purpose was to identify subgroups of preschool DLLs using latent…
Frankenberg Erica, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report aims to begin to understand the extent to which young children enrolled in school-based preschools are in racially diverse settings. (author abstract)
Espinosa Linda M., Calderon Miriam E., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this report and accompanying state ELDS analysis is to review a subset of states' ELDS standards for pre-k-aged children (three to five years of age) to identify the most common approaches to meeting the needs of young DLLs, to…
Yazejian Noreen, Bryant Donna M., Freel Karen, Burchinal Margaret, Educare Learning Network Investigative Team, Q3 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research on early education and care (EEC) dosage, defined as the amount or timing of either current or cumulative participation in EEC programming, generally suggests that more time in high-quality EEC programs is beneficial for children's…
Gelatt Julia, Adams Gina, Huerta Sandra, March, 2014
Reports & Papers
Given that children of immigrants form a growing share of the population of young children in the country, policymakers wishing to ensure that their prekindergarten programs are reaching children who could benefit from early education must continue…
Ward Helen D., Erin Oldham LaChance, Atkins Julie A., September, 2011
Reports & Papers
Findings from two case studies of refugee and immigrant families' child care beliefs, experiences, and decisions, based on focus groups of Cambodian, Somali, and Sudanese refugee parents in Portland, Maine, and Mexican immigrant parents in Denver,…
Ward Helen D., Atkins Julie A., Oldham Erin, Summer/Fall 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of child care and work issues for parents of children with special needs from focus groups and interviews with parents, child care providers, and other professionals involved with service delivery and a presentation of several…
Scott-Little Catherine, Kagan Sharon Lynn, Frelow Victoria Stebbins, Reid Jeanne L., April 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A categorical analysis of the contents of the infant and toddler early learning guidelines (ELGs) published by 21 states, and a discussion of their implications for programs serving children with disabilities
Ward Helen D., Morris Lisa M., Atkins Julie A., Herrick Angela, Morris Patricia, Oldham Erin, December, 2006
Reports & Papers
A multi-method study, focusing predominantly on Maine, of the challenges and barriers facing low-income working families with special needs children in finding and retaining child care services and in balancing work and family, based on parent…
Shackelford Jo, 2005
Reports & Papers
A discussion of how the 50 states and 6 jurisdictions that participate in the Part C program of IDEA define developmental delays and, as applicable, at risk in their definition of eligibility for services
Brandon Peter D., 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the use of child care arrangements among immigrant families to non-immigrant families
Ward Helen D., Atkins Julie A., Herrick Angela, Morris Patricia, 2004
Reports & Papers
A qualitative examination of the experiences of a sample of Maine parents and guardians of children with special needs in accessing child care and early intervention services
Mezey Jennifer, Neas Katherine, Irish Kate, December, 2003
Reports & Papers
A study of state policies which would provide special education and early intervention services to low-income children with disabilities in child care programs