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Bassok Daphna, Clancy Meghan, Michie Molly, Doromal Justin B., Schoppa Isabelle, July 2021
Reports & Papers

In Virginia, early educators teaching virtually were much more concerned about their students’ learning, social skills, and behavior relative to those teaching in-person. Families can provide another important perspective, especially because many…

Bassok Daphna, Schoppa Isabelle, Michie Molly, Doromal Justin B., April 2021
Reports & Papers

This winter, nearly 7,000 Virginia parents and guardians of children 0-5 completed a survey about their experiences during the pandemic. This brief describes families’ concerns related to their employment and financial stability, their ability to…

Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, Markowitz Anna J., Hall Todd, April 2021
Reports & Papers

Despite the importance of early learning experiences for school readiness and children’s long-term learning trajectories, much of the research on learning during COVID-19 has focused on older, K-12 children. Understanding how the pandemic…

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…
Williford Amanda P., Downer Jason T., Miller-Bains Katherine L., Conway Jenna, Howard Lisa, Spring 2021
Other

In this article, we describe how the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program, a unique research-practice partnership between the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning at the University of Virginia, Elevate Early Education (an issue-…

Weiland Christina, Moffett Lillie, Adams Ashley, Foster Tiffany, Justice Laura M., Sheridan Susan M., Weissman Amanda Ketner, Witte Amanda L., 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In this brief, we explore some lessons learned from one approach: Fine-grained, time-based measures that capture how young children spend their time in prekindergarten (pre-K) and kindergarten classrooms. These measures quantify how much time…

Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present investigation examined the benefits of pre-K through the end of kindergarten for children from low-income homes who lived in a large and diverse county (n = 2,581) as well as factors associated with a reduction in benefits during the…
Kunemund Rachel L., Nemer McCullough Shannon, Williams Chelsea D., Miller Chantelle C., Sutherland Kevin S., Conroy Maureen A., Granger Kristen L., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The far-reaching impacts of the teacher-child relationship, including academic achievement and social/behavioral adjustment, have been well-documented. At the same time, literature also suggests that teacher perceptions of teacher-child…
Bassok Daphna, Doromal Justin B., Holland Abigail, Michie Molly, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Summary: This report describes the racial/ethnic composition of teachers in child care centers and school-based early childhood education (ECE) programs participating in Virginia's Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five initiative. - Lead…
Keating Kim, Cole Patricia A., Schaffner Mollyrose, 2020
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 bridges the gap between science and policy with national and state-by-state data on the well-being of America's babies. The 2020 edition of the Yearbook, along with issue-based briefs, adds to the ability to see…
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…
Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., Ansari Arya, Hofkens Tara, DeCoster Jamie, January/February 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study reports associations between features of directly observed classroom processes and school readiness skills across the academic year for 1498 children enrolled in publicly funded pre-K programs in a large and diverse county. In…

Gaylor Erika, Golan Shari, Chow Kirby, Grindal Todd, Mercier Betsy, Williamson Cyndi, Tejaswini Tiruke, December 2019
Reports & Papers

In January 2015, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in the Commonwealth of Virginia was awarded a 4-year federal Preschool Development Grant (PDG) to expand high-quality preschool programs for at-risk 4-year-olds in 111 of Virginia’s 132…

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)