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Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Carr Robert C., Zgourou Eleni, Vernon-Feagans Lynne, Willoughby Michael T., Nov-Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study considered the quality and stability of infant and toddler nonparental child care from 6 to 36 months in relation to language, social, and academic skills measured proximally at 36 months and distally at kindergarten. Quality was measured…
Grant Ashley A., Jeon Lieny, Buettner Cynthia K., May, 2019
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To understand factors that might impact teacher turnover, the current study explored predictors of early childhood teachers' professional commitment, which we define as a teacher's psychological bond to their profession and work as a teacher,…
Sandilos Lia E., Goble Priscilla, Rimm-Kaufman Sara E., Pianta Robert C., Q1 2018
Reports & Papers
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The present study examines the extent to which participation in a 14-week professional development course designed to improve teacher-child interactions in the classroom moderated the relation between teacher-reported job stress and gains in…
Yan Ni, Ansari Arya, Q4 2017
Reports & Papers
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Informed by the transactional and bioecological theories, this study examined the bidirectional relations between intrusive caregiving and children's externalizing behaviors across the family and school systems during the early elementary school…
Williford Amanda P., Carter Lauren M., Maier Michelle F., Hamre Bridget K., Cash Anne H., Pianta Robert C., Downer Jason T., January-March 2017
Reports & Papers
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This study built on prior research regarding the effectiveness of the National Center for Research in Early Childhood Education (NCRECE) course by exploring the individual course components. Core aspects of course engagement and performance were…
Buettner Cynthia K., Jeon Lieny, Hur Eunhye, Garcia Rachel E., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education has pronounced implications for young children's social-emotional learning. Although program structural and classroom process quality indicators have been widely explored, teachers' personal social-emotional capacity has…
Hatfield Bridget E., Burchinal Margaret, Pianta Robert C., Sideris John, Q3 2016
Reports & Papers
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The present study examines the extent to which the association between school readiness skills and preschool classroom quality is higher in classrooms in which quality is above a threshold than when quality is below that threshold. A sample of 222…
Blair Clancy, McKinnon Rachel D., The Family Life Project Investigators, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
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Academic preparedness, executive function abilities, and positive relationships with teachers have each been shown to be uniquely important for school readiness and success in the early elementary grades. Few studies, however, have examined the…
Sullivan Brittany, Hedge Archana, Ballard Sharon M., Ticknor Anne S., March, 2015
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Presence of English Language Learners (ELLs) is ever-increasing in our kindergarten--Grade 12 sector. With this influx of students who may need specialised attention, it is essential for educators and teacher education programmes alike to focus on…
De Marco Allison, Vernon-Feagans Lynne, The Family Life Project Key Investigators, 2015
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Child care subsidy programs serve to reduce the number of families for whom child care is a barrier to work. Child care is essential to economic self-sufficiency, and it can also support child development, particularly for low-income children.…
Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Mokrova Irina L., Vernon-Feagans Lynne, The Family Life Project Key Investigators, Q1 2015
Reports & Papers
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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…
Pianta Robert C., DeCoster Jamie, Cabell Sonia Q., Burchinal Margaret, Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, Williford Amanda P., Howes Carollee, Q4 2014
Reports & Papers
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The present study examined the pattern of associations over time between the quality of observed interactions and exposure to features of an effective coaching model for 170 preschool teachers enrolled in a study investigating professional…
Pianta Robert C., Burchinal Margaret, Jamil Faiza M., Sabol Terri J., Grimm Kevin J., Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, Howes Carollee, Q2 2014
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The present study examined the pattern of association(s) over time between (a) knowledge of and observational skills in identifying teacher-child interactions, and (b) observed behavior in the domain of instructional interaction for 405 preschool…
Curby Timothy W., Downer Jason T., Booren Leslie M., Q2 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In the present study, 314 preschool classrooms and 606 children were observed to understand the behavioral exchanges between teachers and children. Teachers emotionally and organizationally supportive behaviors and children's engagement were…
Burchinal Margaret, Vernon-Feagans Lynne, Vitiello Virginia E., Greenberg Mark T., The Family Life Project Key Investigators, Q1 2014
Reports & Papers
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This study examined whether a minimum level of preschool quality (threshold) is needed in order for a relationship to exist between preschool quality and children's academic, behavioral, and working memory in a sample of children from low-wealth…