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Dinkel Danae, Rech John P., Guo Yage, Bice Matthew R., Hulse Emily, Behrends Donnia, Burger Christy, Dev Dipti A., 2021
Reports & Papers
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Go Nutrition and Physical activity Self Assessment in Child Care (NAP SACC) is an evidence based intervention developed to positively impact childhood obesity in early childhood education (ECE) facilities. One focus of Go NAP SACC is the…

Kohel Kara, Hatton-Bowers Holly, Williams Natalie A., Dev Dipti A., Behrends Donnia, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Dingman Holly, Dinkel Danae, Gebhart Liz, 2021
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Purpose Breastfeeding and responsive feeding are important practices that support the health of infants and women. In the United States, breastfeeding continuation rates remain lower than recommended, and working women face additional challenges…

Dev Dipti A., Garcia Aileen, Tovar Alison, Hatton-Bowers Holly, Franzen-Castle Lisa, Rida Zainab, Reddish Linda, Smith Jasmin A., Burger Christy, Dinkel Danae, Behrends Donnia, Hulse Emily, Sheridan Susan M., March, 2020
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Objective: To examine contextual factors that may influence child care providers' motivators for attending nutrition-related training and their preferences and barriers to attending professional development training. Design: Cross-sectional survey…
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…
Dev Dipti A., Williams Natalie A., Iruka Iheoma U., Garcia Aileen, Guo Yage, Patwardhan Irina, Cummings Katrina P., Rida Zainab, Hulse Emily, Sedani Ami, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To determine if family childcare homes (FCCH) in Nebraska meet best practices for nutrition and screen time, and if focusing on nutrition and screen time policies and practices improves the FCCH environment. Design: A pre-post evaluation…
Siegel Ellin B., Lien Susan E., June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A single-subject, alternating treatment study compared the impact of two types of photograph displays of contrasting contextual complexity. The study examined the impact of high-context and no-context photographs, displayed on an iPad, on the…
Vernon-Feagans Lynne, Kainz Kirsten, Hedrick Amy, Ginsberg Marnie, Amendum Steve, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
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This study evaluated whether the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), a classroom teacher professional development program delivered through webcam technology literacy coaching, could provide rural classroom teachers with the instructional skills to…
Torquati Julia C., Cutler Kay M., Gilkerson Deanna, Sarver Susan L., July, 2013
Reports & Papers
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This study examined early childhood educators' perceptions about nature, science, and environmental education. Preservice early childhood teachers (n=195) and early childhood professionals currently practicing in the field (n=162) rated the…
Schultz Betsy L., Richardson Rita Coombs, Barber Catherine R., Wilcox Daryl, June 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the influence of a social-emotional skills curriculum on the behavior of students in an early childhood program, based on data from 18 preschoolers at a family service center in Nebraska
Barley Zoe, Wegner Sandra K., July, 2007
Reports & Papers
An exploration of the access of students in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming to supplemental education programs as required by the No Child Left Behind Act
Paulsell Diane, Mekos Debra, Del Grosso Patricia, Rowand Cassandra, Banghart Patti, 28 July, 2006
Reports & Papers
This report provides a descriptive evaluation of the Enhanced Home Visiting Pilot Project. The aim of the evaluation was to: identify program models and how they were being implemented; determine the characteristics and needs of kith and kin…
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
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