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Zambrana Ruth E., Amaro Gabriel, Butler Courtney, DuPont-Reyes Melissa, Parra-Medina Deborah, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

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…

Brummet Quentin, Coyle Patrick, Sepulvado Brandon, May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

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…

Sarche Michelle C., Malone Lizabeth M., Hoard Laura R., Barnes-Najor Jessica, Cameron Ann, West Jerry, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, AIAN FACES Workgroup, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed

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…

Cooke Mandy, Francisco Susanne, Press Frances, Wong Sandie, December, 2020
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Peer Reviewed
The theory of practice architectures is a useful theoretical, methodological and analytical tool for educational research. The use of the theory is emerging as germane in early childhood education research. This article explores concepts from the…
Cook Thomas D., Zhu Naixin, Klein Alice, Starkey Prentice, Thomas Jaime, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study uses a within study comparison design (WSC) to conduct a novel test of how much causal bias results when researchers use a nonequivalent comparison group design type (NECGD) that combines: (a) a comparison group local to the treatment…
Villasanti Hugo Gonzalez, Justice Laura M., Chaparro-Moreno Leydi Johana, Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., 25 November, 2020
Reports & Papers
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The present study explored whether a tool for automatic detection and recognition of interactions and child-directed speech (CDS) in preschool classrooms could be developed, validated, and applied to non-coded video recordings representing children’…
Mason Rihana S., Bass Lori Ann, August/September 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Research suggests children from low-income environments have vocabularies that differ from those of their higher-income peers. They may have basic knowledge of many words of which children from higher income environments have…

Baker Megina, May, 2020
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Peer Reviewed
This commentary explores how teacher research is exactly the tool we need for moving the needle on both professionalizing our field and addressing societal inequities. First, let’s look back at prior teacher research on equity; then, we’ll consider…
Corr Catherine, Snodgrass Melinda R., Greene Jennifer C., Meadan Hedda, Santos Rosa Milagros, March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Mixed methods approaches to research are gaining popularity in the social sciences. Although these approaches may be unfamiliar to many in our field, they can uniquely contribute to and enhance early childhood special education (ECSE) research. The…
Lester Ashlee M., Chow Jason C., Melton Theresa N., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Afterschool programs are designed to promote academic achievement and youth development as well as mitigate risk for students who attend. Systematic reviews have reported that afterschool programs are associated with increased academic proficiency,…
Linberg Anja, Kluczniok Katharina, Burghardt Lars, Freund Jan-David, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although observational instruments are considered to be the gold standard for measuring toddler childcare quality, large-scale studies often have to rely on interviews or questionnaires. However, it remains unclear whether such reports can serve as…
Simon Antonia, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
OECD countries have established statistical collections to ensure quality within Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Focusing on one part of ECEC -- preschool 'childcare services' -- this paper critically reviews statistical collections…
Schultz David, Groth Elisabeth, Vanderwalde Holly, Shannon Katherine, Shuttlesworth Mary, Shanty Lisa, May, 2018
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Throughout middle childhood and adolescence, hostile intent attributions fairly consistently predict levels of aggression. Across 28 published studies in early childhood, however, researchers have found less consistent relationships. We believe this…
Fane Jennifer, MacDougall Colin, Jovanovic Jessie, Redmond Gerry, Gibbs Lisa, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
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Recognition of the need to move from research on children to research with children has prompted significant theoretical and methodological debate as to how young children can be positioned as active participants in the research process. Visual…
Tang Yang, Cook Thomas D., Kisbu-Sakarya Yasemin, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In the "sharp" regression discontinuity design (RD), all units scoring on one side of a designated score on an assignment variable receive treatment, whereas those scoring on the other side become controls. Thus the continuous assignment variable…