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Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Ansari Arya, Gottfried Michael A., September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a sample of pre-K attendees from 11 states in the United States (n = 2,966), we examined whether early childhood educational experiences contribute positively or negatively to later preschool absences. Although some of the most important…
Grant Ashley A., Jeon Lieny, Buettner Cynthia K., May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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,…
LiBetti Ashley, Mead Sara, March, 2019
Reports & Papers
This compilation of five case studies of selected exemplary Head Start programs identifies and discusses their common characteristics and challenges.
Jenkins Jade Marcus, Duncan Greg J., Auger Anamarie, Bitler Marianne, Domina Thurston, Burchinal Margaret, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We use experimental data to estimate impacts on school readiness of different kinds of preschool curricula -- a largely neglected preschool input and measure of preschool quality. We find that the widely-used "whole-child" curricula found in most…
Brady Kristen, Norton Michael, Parello Nancy, Steinberg Adam, Tsai Maggie You Ming, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines CACFP, with a focus on the child care portion of the program. Based on input from child care providers, vendors providing food to children through CACFP and others participating in the program, this report examines the program's…
Valentino Rachel A., February, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Publicly funded pre-K is often touted as a means to narrow achievement gaps, but this goal is less likely to be achieved if poor and/or minority children do not, at a minimum, attend equal quality pre-K as their non-poor, non-minority peers. In this…
Decker-Woodrow Lauren, January-March 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigates the relationship between internal teacher profiles and pre-K teacher-child interaction quality in the pre-K classroom. Two questions were addressed: (1) What internal profiles exist for pre-kindergarten (pre-K) teachers? and…
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Results indicate that at current funding levels, most early care and education providers will not be sustainable at the higher levels of Grow NJ Kids, which is the States definition of quality. For programs that provide care for large percentages of…
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…
Shin Minsun, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This single case study was undertaken to explore how an infant head teacher meets the needs of the infants, who express their desire to be cared for, in their caring encounters. Natural daily interactions between infants and the teacher were…
Duncan Greg J., Jenkins Jade Marcus, Auger Anamarie, Burchinal Margaret, Domina Thurston, Bitler Marianne, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
Both federal and state governments regulate the quality and curricula of early childhood education programs in hopes of promoting the school readiness of disadvantaged children. We draw on data from the experimental Preschool Curriculum Evaluation…
Valentino Rachel A., 2015
Reports & Papers
Publicly funded pre-K has often been touted as a means to narrow the achievement gap, but this goal is much less likely to be achieved if poor/minority children do not, at a minimum, attend equal quality pre-K as their non-poor/non-minority peers.…
Auger Anamarie, Farkas George, Burchinal Margaret, Duncan Greg J., Vandell Deborah Lowe, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Much of child care research has focused on the effects of the quality of care in early childhood settings on children's school readiness skills. Although researchers increased the statistical rigor of their approaches over the past 15 years,…
Brock Laura L., Curby Timothy W., July, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Teachers' ratings of conflict and closeness as well as observed emotional support are known predictors of children's social functioning. Consistency in emotional support represents an emerging line of research. The goal of the present study is to…