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Kapp Karl M., Dore Sarah, Fiene Richard, Grable Breanna, Panlilio Carlo, Hamm Robert M., Yang Chengwu, Lehman Erik B., Mincemoyer Claudia, Verdiglione Nicole, Levi Benjamin H. (Benjamin Horowitz), April, 2020
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This article delineates the theory and framework for an innovative child abuse training program for mandated reporters called 'iLookOut'. iLookOut is an online learning delivery system that utilizes mastery learning and self-determination theory in…
Yang Chengwu, Panlilio Carlo, Verdiglione Nicole, Lehman Erik B., Hamm Robert M., Fiene Richard, Dore Sarah, Bard David E., Grable Breanna, Levi Benjamin H. (Benjamin Horowitz), 08 January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In recent years, real-world studies (RWS) are gaining increasing interests, because they can generate more realistic and generalizable results than randomized controlled clinical trials (RCT). In 2017, we published a RCT in 741 early childhood care…
Fiene Richard, 2008
Reports & Papers

Highlights of a study of the effects of a mentoring intervention for early childhood educators on the promotion of healthy eating behaviors and body weight for infants and toddlers in south central Pennsylvania, and a discussion of policy…

Fiene Richard, Carl Barbara E., October, 2006
Reports & Papers

An inquiry into the effect of Mind in the Making (MITM), a 12-module early childhood teacher training program, on early childhood teaching practices and child care program quality, based on observations of 2 classrooms from each of 21…

Fiene Richard, Manlove Elizabeth E., 2006
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the impact of two workshops (''What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel'' and ''Challenging Behaviors: Where Do We Begin'') on Pennsylvanian child care providers' practices
Fiene Richard, Manlove Elizabeth E., 2006
Executive Summary
A summary of an evaluation of the impact of two workshops (''What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel'' and ''Challenging Behaviors: Where Do We Begin'') on Pennsylvanian child care providers' practices
Carl Barbara E., Nuss Judy, Fiene Richard, October, 2004
Reports & Papers
An exploration of the influence of a provider training program on the improvement of child care program quality, based on a sample of 62 caregivers from 10 child care centers in central Pennsylvania; and an investigation of the effect of…
Carl Barbara E., Fiene Richard, June, 2003
Reports & Papers
A description of a quality self-assessment training program for child care teachers and directors, and findings from a survey of pre-training and post-training knowledge and behaviors, based on a sample of 62 early childhood educators in Cumberland…
Carl Barbara E., Fiene Richard, 2003
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of a workshop designed to teach child care center directors and staff how to use the revised version of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale to assess their own centers and knowledge of environmental quality
Fiene Richard, Zoellner Amy, Carl Barbara E., Dile Kim, June, 2002
Reports & Papers
A descriptive case study evaluation of the Lycoming Clinton Head Start Family Child Care Mentoring project through observations of 5 participating family child care homes
Iutcovich Joyce, Fiene Richard, Johnson James A., Koppel Ross, Langan Frances, 2001
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An assessment of The Pennsylvania Child Care/Early Child Development Training System (PA CC/ECD) and the association between the work environment of child care workers and the quality of care provided
Fiene Richard, 2001
Reports & Papers
An inquiry into the links between child care director-caregiver mentoring and quality of infant care programs, based on a sample of 52 caregivers from 27 centers in south central Pennsylvania, assessed using the Infant Toddler Environment Rating…
Fiene Richard, September, 2000
Reports & Papers
Preliminary results of an evaluation of an infant mentoring project designed to improve quality of Pennsylvanian infant care programs
Johnson James A., Fiene Richard, Keat Jane, Darling Harriet, Pratt Donald, Iutcovich Joyce, 2000
Reports & Papers
A study assessing the effectiveness of the Internet as a training modality for childcare staff
Fiene Richard, 1995
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Peer Reviewed
An overview of Pennsylvania's comprehensive child care provider training system and an immunization initiative by Pennsylvania?s chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to increase immunizations status among children