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Swindle Taren, Phelps Joshua, Schrick Britney, Johnson Susan L., December 1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The early care and education (ECE) environment has the potential to affect both children and their families. Food insecurity in ECE and its management may be an important influence. Objectives of this mixed methods study were to (1) elicit…

McKenna Meaghan, Soto Xigrid, Cheng Ke, Haynes Elizabeth, Osorio Amanda, Altshuler Joan, September 2021
Reports & Papers
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This article describes the development and administration of a survey to identify early childhood educators’ successes and barriers when delivering remote instruction (e.g., online whole or small group instruction) during the COVID-19 pandemic to…

Zambrana Ruth E., Amaro Gabriel, Butler Courtney, DuPont-Reyes Melissa, Parra-Medina Deborah, June 2021
Reports & Papers
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Introduction. Prior to 1980, U.S. national demographic and health data collection did not identify individuals of Hispanic/ Latina/o heritage as a population group. Post-1990, robust immigration from Latin America (e.g., South America, Central…

Farah Martha J., Sternberg Saul, Nichols Thomas A., Duda Jeffrey T., Lohrenz Terry, Luo Yi, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, Ramey Sharon L., Montague Read, Ramey Craig T., June 2021
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Does early exposure to cognitive and linguistic stimulation impact brain structure? Or do genetic predispositions account for the co-occurrence of certain neuroanatomical phenotypes and a tendency to engage children in cognitively stimulating…

Brummet Quentin, Coyle Patrick, Sepulvado Brandon, May 2021
Reports & Papers
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We study the effects of differentially private (DP) noise injection techniques in a survey data setting, using the release of cost of early care and education estimates from the National Survey of Early Care and Education as a motivating example…

Gordon Rachel A., Peng Fang, Curby Timothy W., Zinsser Katherine M., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
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Recent reviews have called attention to limitations of existing observational measures of early childhood classroom quality, including low rater agreement, ceiling/floor effects, and imprecise estimation. We offer an introduction to the many-facet…
Delaney Katherine K., Krepps Karen, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
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For Head Start programs, the 2010 enactment of the Head Start Designation Renewal System (HS-DRS) reflects a national trend in rising accountability related to classroom quality for early childhood programs. Under HS-DRS, all Head Start programs are…
Coelho Vera, Astrom Frida, Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, Sjoman Madeleine, Farran Dale Clark, Bjorck-Akesson Eva, Christopher Caroline Heaton, Granlund Mats, Almqvist Anna-Lena, Grande Catarina, Pinto Ana Isabel, Q2 2021
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Across countries, there are important differences related to the goals, organization, and educational philosophies of care provided to young children prior to formal schooling. Those differences are likely reflected in the classroom practices and…
Strambler Michael J., Meyer Joanna L., Irwin Clare W., Coleman George (George A.), Spring 2021
Other
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This article describes the decision points, processes, benefits, and challenges for establishing a collaborative research agenda, with an emphasis on agendas that are driven by practitioners’ interests and concerns. Three main challenges are…

Bichay-Awadalla Krystal, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The Classroom Assessment Scoring System Toddler (CLASS-T) is one of the most commonly used measures to assess the quality of teacher-child interactions in toddler classrooms. Despite widespread use of the CLASS-T, few studies have…
Rojas Natalia M., Mattera Shira K., Morris Pamela A., Raver C. Cybele, 2021
Reports & Papers
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Evidence suggests that teachers are effective at improving the social and emotional readiness of low-income children. However, few measures are available to assess teachers' use of specific social-emotional practices within their classrooms. This…
Sarche Michelle C., Malone Lizabeth M., Hoard Laura R., Barnes-Najor Jessica, Cameron Ann, West Jerry, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, AIAN FACES Workgroup, 2021
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The American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AIAN FACES) 2015 was the first national study of children served by Region XI Head Start programs, which are those operated by federally recognized AIAN tribes…

Finders Jennifer K., Budrevich Adassa, Duncan Robert J., Purpura David J., Elicker James, Schmitt Sara A., January - December 2021
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The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is a widely administered measure of classroom quality that assesses teacher-child interactions in the domains of Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support. We use data…

Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Delgado Christine F., Bailey Jhonelle, Futterer Jenna, Gruen Rinatte L., Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
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This study utilized a population-based approach to examine the prevalence of children identified with disabilities in a large, urban Head Start program serving diverse preschool children living in poverty (N = 7,301). In addition, the study examined…
Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Delgado Christine F., Bailey Jhonelle, Futterer Jenna, Gruen Rinatte L., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood programs, such as Head Start, that serve children at risk can implement programmatic screening procedures to ensure equitable identification of children displaying a range of socioemotional and behavioral needs. We examined…