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Lohmann Marla J., Randolph Kathleen M., Oh Jihyun, September 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way that schools provide instruction to learners and these changes may last for an extended period of time. One current trend is the use of hyflex instruction, which involves teachers providing instruction to…

Ernst Jasmine R., Reynolds Arthur J., September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

In this study we sought to explore the association between preschool instructional approach and health and well-being at age 35 for a large sample of low-income children. Participants included 989 low-income, minority children who attended Child-…

Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Goka-Dubose Emiko, Lewis Hillary, Fisher Philip A., Q3 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) is an important developmental context for nurturing resilience with young children experiencing adversity. In particular, strengthening the capabilities of adult caregivers, such as ECE teachers, to mitigate the…
Slutsky Ruslan, Kragh-Muller Grethe, Rentzou Konstantina, Tuul Maire, Gol-Guven Mine, Foerch Daniela Fenu, Prieto Jesus Paz-Albo, May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Technology plays a large role in the daily experiences of young children. Presently, technology is used both to support and enhance ‘educational’ activities and in the context of children’s play. The aim of the present study is to understand how…

Gordon Rachel A., Peng Fang, Curby Timothy W., Zinsser Katherine M., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, Farran Dale Clark, March 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We designed the work described in this monograph as a way to advance understanding of the impact of an early childhood curriculum on prekindergarten children’s academic, executive function, self‐regulation, and social outcomes. Our intent was to…

Boit Rachel, Conlin Dana, Barnes Amanda C., Hestenes Linda L., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Using Yosso’s community cultural wealth framework, this qualitative study explored the strengths families, a refugee agency and preschool program have as they support the educational needs of preschool-aged refugee children. Twelve semi-…

deMonsabert Jessica, Brookes Sheila J., Coffey Missy, Thornburg Kathy R., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Long considered a best practice, early childhood educators are now strongly encouraged, if not mandated, to collect and use data to inform instructional practices. However, the methods, processes, and abilities of educators surrounding ongoing…

Markowitz Anna J., Sadowski Katharine, Hamre Bridget K., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Many policy efforts designed to improve the quality of early care and education (ECE) settings in the United States have focused on increasing teachers’ education levels, despite the weak evidence linking education to quality.…

Bassok Daphna, Magouirk Preston, Markowitz Anna J., January-December 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Despite substantial federal, state, and local investments in improving early care and education (ECE), we know little about whether ECE program quality has improved over time. The lack of data tracking the quality of publicly funded ECE programs…

Gardner-Neblett Nicole, Henk Jennifer, Vallotton Claire, Rucker Larra, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Jan-Mar 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Although there have been calls in the early childhood field for effective approaches to preparing the workforce to support optimal early child development, there is a gap in understanding how different types of professional development predict…

Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Schochet Owen N., Martin Anne, Castle Sherri, Tulsa SEED Study Team, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) teachers are paid strikingly low wages, yet are increasingly expected to advance children’s learning by offering high-quality classroom environments. Teachers’ capacities to provide high-quality instruction should be…
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…
Hemmeter Mary Louise, Fox Lise K., Snyder Patricia A., Algina James J., Hardy Jessica Kristen, Bishop Crystal D., Veguilla Myrna, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Professional development (PD) focused on social, emotional, and behavioral teaching practices has been identified as a critical need for preschool teachers. The Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence is a multi-tiered framework of…
Figueras-Daniel Alexandra, Li Zijia, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The mounting numbers of young Hispanic children in the United States (now about 25% of those under five) require unique considerations in efforts to meet their particular needs for preschool education. Among the most agreed upon practices to address…