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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…

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, 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…

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…
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…
Solari Emily J., Zucker Tricia A., Landry Susan H., Williams Jeffrey M., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With increased demand for improved early childhood education services, it is important to better understand the essential professional development resources that have the greatest impact on both teacher and child outcomes. This study compared the…
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…
Lanser Bruce J., Covar Ronina, Bird J. Andrew, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: More than half of preschool-aged children are enrolled in child care in the United States. Roughly 8% of children between 3 and 5 years of age have a food allergy. Child care center workers (CCCWs) are important caregivers who frequently…
Merz Emily C., Landry Susan H., Johnson Ursula, Williams Jeffrey M., Jung Kwanghee, Q1 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Caregiver responsiveness has been theorized and found to support children's early executive function(EF) development. This study examined the effects of an intervention that targeted family child care provider responsiveness on children's EF. Family…
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…
Vernon-Feagans Lynne, Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Varghese Cheryl, Bean Amanda, Hedrick Amy, August, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The targeted reading intervention (TRI) is a professional development program for rural kindergarten and first grade classroom teachers to help them provide effective reading strategies with struggling readers. In two randomized controlled trials,…
Landry Susan H., Zucker Tricia A., Taylor Heather B., Swank Paul R., Williams Jeffrey M., Assel Michael A., Crawford April, Huang Weihua, Clancy-Menchetti Jeanine, Lonigan Christopher J., Phillips Beth M., Eisenberg Nancy, Spinrad Tracy L., De Villiers Jill G., De Villiers Peter A., Barnes Marcia A., Starkey Prentice, Klein Alice, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite reports of positive effects of high-quality child care, few experimental studies have examined the process of improving low-quality center-based care for toddler-age children. In this article, we report intervention effects on child care…
Vernon-Feagans Lynne, Kainz Kirsten, Hedrick Amy, Ginsberg Marnie, Amendum Steve, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
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
Brown Christopher P., Lee Jae-Eun, October 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A case study examination of what early care and education teachers think preservice teachers need to know and be able to do to prepare culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) children for a high-stakes education system, and ways they used…