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Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…
Ullrich Rebecca, Schmit Stephanie, Cosse Ruth, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief examines children's access to CCDBG-funded child care in states by race and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year (FY) 2016, building upon CLASP's previous Disparate Access research. (author abstract)
Walker Christina, Schmit Stephanie, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
A recent CLASP analysis found that access to child care subsidies is sharply limited for all eligible children, but even more so for particular racial and ethnic groups and in particular states. A striking finding is that eligible Latino children…
Frankenberg Erica, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report aims to begin to understand the extent to which young children enrolled in school-based preschools are in racially diverse settings. (author abstract)
Hagan-Burke Shanna, Soares Denise A., Gonzalez Jorge E., Zhu Leina, Davis Heather S., Kwok Oi-man, Pollard-Durodola Sharolyn D., Saenz Laura M., Resendez Nora, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the relations between problem behaviors and early learning outcomes among 138 children in dual-language pre-K programs who were identified at the beginning of the school year to be at risk for difficulties in early language and…
Davis Heather S., Gonzalez Jorge E., Pollard-Durodola Sharolyn D., Saenz Laura M., Soares Denise A., Resendez Nora, Zhu Leina, Hagan-Burke Shanna, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The aim of this study was to explore within-group patterns of variability in the home literacy environments (HLEs) of low-income Latino families using latent profile analysis. Participants were (N = 193) families of Latino preschoolers enrolled in a…
Pollard-Durodola Sharolyn D., Gonzalez Jorge E., Saenz Laura M., Soares Denise A., Resendez Nora, Kwok Oi-man, Davis Heather S., Zhu Leina, Q3 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study was designed to experimentally examine the effects of content-based shared book reading instruction on the vocabulary development of Spanish-speaking preschool children who were learning English as a second language. Using shared book…
Mendoza Jason Anthony, Baranowski Tom, Jaramillo Sandra, Fesinmeyer Megan Dann, Haaland Wren, Thompson Debbe, Nicklas Theresa, May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Introduction: Reducing Latino preschoolers' TV viewing is needed to reduce their risk of obesity and other chronic diseases. This study's objective was to evaluate the Fit 5 Kids (F5K) TV reduction program's impact on Latino preschooler's TV viewing…
Cerin Ester, Baranowski Tom, Barnett Anthony, Butte Nancy, Hughes Sheryl O., Lee Rebecca E., Mendoza Jason Anthony, Thompson Debbe, O'Connor Teresia Margareta, 29 February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: To combat the disproportionately higher risk of childhood obesity in Latino preschool-aged children, multilevel interventions targeting physical (in) activity are needed. These require the identification of environmental and…

Trueblood Amber B., Rincon Rudy, Perales Roger, Hollingsworth Ryan, Miller Claudia, McDonald Thomas J., Cizmas Leslie H., February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Head Start centers in Webb County, Texas primarily serve low-income Hispanic families disproportionately affected by environmental exposures. A total of 560 parents and employees attended environmental trainings. Pre- and post-assessments measured…
Dawson-Hahn Elizabeth E., Fesinmeyer Megan Dann, Mendoza Jason Anthony, August, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Physical activity is associated with long-term benefits for health and tracks from early childhood into later adolescence. Limited information exists about factors influencing physical activity among Latino preschoolers. We aimed to…
Nicklas Theresa, Liu Yan, Stuff Janice E., Fisher Jennifer O., Mendoza Jason Anthony, O'Neil Carol E., December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To examine the variability of food portions served and consumed by African-American and Hispanic-American pre-school children attending Head Start. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: Food consumption by pre-schoolers (n 796) enrolled in…
Piziak Veronica Kelly, April, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the frequency of water, soda, milk, fruits, and vegetables offered to children in the home both at the beginning and at the end of the school year by parents after the introduction of a bilingual nutrition game to parents at school…
Molnar Zionts Laura T., 1996
Reports & Papers
A study of the social perceptions of young children with disabilities and young children of color, and of the rates of acceptance by either group, or by children of color with disabilities in integrated classrooms