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Crawford April, Vaughn Kelly A., Guttentag Cathy L., Varghese Cheryl, Oh Yoonkyung, Zucker Tricia A., September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted early childhood programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in dramatic ways. After temporarily closing, many educators quickly adapted their procedures to ensure children’s safety as they reopened to…

Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

Child Care Services Association. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center, 2021
Other

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood program is a national strategy to increase college education and workforce supports for low-income women working in early childhood settings, and Child Care WAGE$ provides salary supplements to low-paid child care…

Huss-Keeler Rebecca, Oct-Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This qualitative interview-based study examined the perceptions of 17 diverse, mainly non-traditional age early childhood practitioners enrolled in a 2 + 2 Bachelor of Applied Science degree completion program focused on children birth to age five,…
Crawford April, Varghese Cheryl, Monsegue-Bailey Pauline, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed

The current paper discusses the implementation and scaling of an early education program (Texas School Ready; TSR). Implementation and scaling of the TSR program were initially met with challenges such as participant/site recruitment, participant…

University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), Bellwether Education Partners, 2020
Reports & Papers

The goals of this research were to undertake a 50-state scan of policies, practices, political momentum, administrative structures and capacity, higher education context, and financing conditions, and other factors relevant for spurring progress…

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…

Boyd-Swan Casey, Herbst Chris M., October, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article examines racial and ethnic discrimination in the child care teacher hiring process. We construct a unique data set that combines a resume audit study of center-based providers with a follow-up survey of those in the original audit…
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,…
Otten Jennifer J., Bradford Victoria A., Stover Bert, Hill Heather D., Osborne Cynthia, Getts Katherine, Seixas Noah, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Little is known about the health of the 2.2 million early care and education (ECE) workers responsible for the care, well-being, and success of the approximately ten million children younger than age six enrolled in ECE, or the extent to which…

Sanborn Robert, Kimball Mandi Sheridan, Everitt Shay, Gill Patrick, McClendon David, O'Quinn Kellie, Himsl Gretchen, Silvio Kelcie, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
Texas is beginning to fall behind when it comes to student success and job-readiness. Quality child care can improve both outcomes, yet our state is currently lacking in access to quality child care. This can put the Texas economic miracle in peril…
Herbst Chris M., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by U.S. states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Gilden Robyn, McElroy Katie, Friedmann Erika, Spanier Adam, Son Heesook, Witherspoon Nsedu Obot, Paul Hester, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of an environmental health training program for child care providers. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate a 5-state training program using a 20-question pretest and…
Boyd-Swan Casey, Herbst Chris M., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper sheds light on two key issues regarding the demand for teacher characteristics in the market for center-based child care. First, we study the extent to which teacher qualifications--often considered important inputs to classroom quality--…
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…