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Ramos Manica F., Weber Jennifer, Thompson Joy A., Werk Lloyd, Shuell Julie, Woods Kenza, Bamdad Tiffany, July 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The aim of this study was to test a training and technical assistance program in early care and education (ECE) center-based programs focused on obesity prevention – Healthy Way to Grow (HWTG). After completing a self-assessment, ECE programs…

Yang Chengwu, Panlilio Carlo, Verdiglione Nicole, Lehman Erik B., Hamm Robert M., Fiene Richard, Dore Sarah, Bard David E., Grable Breanna, Levi Benjamin H. (Benjamin Horowitz), 08 January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In recent years, real-world studies (RWS) are gaining increasing interests, because they can generate more realistic and generalizable results than randomized controlled clinical trials (RCT). In 2017, we published a RCT in 741 early childhood care…
University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Bellwether Education Partners, National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), 2020
Reports & Papers

In order to better understand the levers of change necessary to effect large-scale improvements in early educator preparation, we sought to understand the context around (1) the different requirements instituted by states for early educators, (2…

Whitaker Robert C., Herman Allison N., Dearth-Wesley Tracy, Smith Hannah G., Burnim Samuel B., Myers Ellen L., Saunders Allison M., Kainz Kirsten, 26 April, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
IMPORTANCE Adverse childhood experiences are common and are associated with changes in early development and learning, but training early childhood educators in trauma-informed approaches to care has not been evaluated with randomized clinical…
Weiland Christina, McCormick Meghan P., Mattera Shira K., Maier Michelle F., Morris Pamela A., January-March 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Experts have heralded domain-specific play-based curricula coupled with regular coaching and training as our "strongest hope" for improving instructional quality in large-scale public preschool programs. Yet, details from different evaluations of…
Mathews Ben, Yang Chengwu, Lehman Erik B., Mincemoyer Claudia, Verdiglione Nicole, Levi Benjamin H. (Benjamin Horowitz), 19 May, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood care and education providers (CCPs) work with over 7 million young children. These children are vulnerable to physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. However, CCPs make less than 1% of all reports of suspected child abuse…
Goffin Stacie G., Daga Erin, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
The Early Childhood Education Leadership Development Compendium: A View of the Current Landscape is one-of-a-kind in its identification of the early childhood education (ECE) field's leadership development programs and in providing an overview of…
Durden Tonia, Mincemoyer Claudia, Crandall Leslie, Alviz Kit, Garcia Aileen, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality family childcare (FCC) can positively influence all areas of a child's growth and development. Thus, it is important to invest in efforts to increase quality, including providing professional development to enhance the skills of those…
Ackerman Debra J., 2016
Reports & Papers
The current early care and education (ECE) policy context is bringing increased attention to the training completed by the child care workforce and to the use of registries to track such training. Although ECE workforce registries are designed to…
Bierman Karen L., Sanford DeRousie Rebecca M., Heinrichs Brenda S., Domitrovich Celene E., Greenberg Mark T., Gill Sukhdeep, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Recent research has validated the power of evidence-based preschool interventions to improve teaching quality and promote child school readiness when implemented in the context of research trials. However, very rarely are follow-…
National Registry Alliance, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of the characteristics of state and regional registries of early childhood and school-age trainings and trainers, based on survey responses from 32 registries
Goffin Stacie G., Janke Morgan, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of the characteristics of programs that support leadership development in the early childhood education field, based on survey responses from 55 leadership development programs
Policy Studies Associates, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
An examination of the operations and participant outcomes of peer networking meetings for out-of-school time program staff in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, based on meeting materials and interviews with meeting organizers
Campbell Philippa H., 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of early childhood professionals' preferences for resources about assistive technology for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities, based on survey responses from 560 early childhood professionals in 48 states
Domitrovich Celene E., Bierman Karen L., Nix Robert L., Gill Sukhdeep, Gest Scott D., 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the effects of the Head Start REDI intervention on both the quality of the teaching of 88 teachers and the social, emotional, language, and literacy development of the 356 children in their Head Start classrooms