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Phillips Beth M., Koon Sharon, Folch David C., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Evidence suggests that participation in high quality early childhood education supports the school readiness of young children. Therefore, it is important to understand whether children from different geographic regions, such as urban and rural…
Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Mokrova Irina L., Vernon-Feagans Lynne, The Family Life Project Key Investigators, Q4 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Non-parental child care prior to kindergarten is a normative experience for the majority of children in the United States, with children commonly experiencing multiple arrangements, or more than one concurrent child care arrangement. The experience…
Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Mokrova Irina L., Vernon-Feagans Lynne, The Family Life Project Key Investigators, Q1 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Most children in the United States experience nonparental child care during early childhood, and many children experience changes in their care during this period. Changes in care, or child care instability, have been argued to disrupt children's…
Battista Rebecca, Oakley Hillary, Weddell Melissa S., Mudd Lanay M., Greene Jennifer B., West Stephanie T., October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective. To determine if child care centers in rural, Western North Carolina met recommendations for nutrition and physical activity, if focusing on nutrition and physical activity practices and policies was effective in improving the center…
De Marco Allison, Vernon-Feagans Lynne, August, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Prior research with older urban children indicates that a disadvantaged neighborhood context is associated with poorer early development, including poorer verbal ability, reading recognition, and achievement scores among children…
Pianta Robert C., La Paro Karen M., Payne Chris, Cox Martha J., Bradley Robert H., January 2002
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relationship between global classroom quality and teacher, school, classroom, and family characteristics and target child outcomes in 223 largely suburban or rural public school kindergarten classrooms