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Lopez Grecya, 10 December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide access to quality preschool to four-year-old children in Los Angeles County. To achieve this goal, LAUP coaches lead teachers and, in some cases, also…
Lopez Grecya, 10 December, 2013
Executive Summary
Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide access to quality preschool to four-year-old children in Los Angeles County. To achieve this goal, LAUP coaches lead teachers and, in some cases, also…
Cheung Rebecca Hun Ping, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper reports the experiences of using a pedagogical framework for creative practices (PFCP) to support preschool teachers in fostering children's creativity in their classrooms. The PFCP includes five pedagogical components: (1) motivation; (2…
Plotnik Ronit, December, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
Parenthood is a concrete experience that develops while having a psychological existence in its background. It is heard in two voices simultaneously: the overt, concrete one versus the covert, psychological one. It moves between four intersecting…
Bromer Juliet, Weaver Corinne, Korfmacher Jon, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the Family Child Care Specialist Training Program, an 11-month program for specialists who support family child care providers in Chicago, Illinois, that examines relationships between specialists and providers and the role of the…
Bromer Juliet, Weaver Corinne, Korfmacher Jon, December, 2013
Executive Summary
A summary of an evaluation of the Family Child Care Specialist Training Program, an 11-month program for specialists who support family child care providers in Chicago, Illinois, that examines relationships between specialists and providers and the…
Lopez Grecya, December, 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs
LAUP's Coaching Model is the cornerstone of its program. In theory, coaches work with preschool providers to increase the quality of their program and business practices. In 2012-2013, the LAUP Research and Evaluation Department conducted a…
Bierman Karen L., Sanford DeRousie Rebecca M., Heinrichs Brenda S., Domitrovich Celene E., Greenberg Mark T., Gill Sukhdeep, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Recent research has validated the power of evidence-based preschool interventions to improve teaching quality and promote child school readiness when implemented in the context of research trials. However, very rarely are follow-…
Love Julia, Hudgens Tanee, Dong Lydia, November, 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Education Standards (CARES) Plus program for Los Angeles County has been funded through grants from First 5 California and First 5 LA and administered by Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) since 2011.…

Vernon-Feagans Lynne, Kainz Kirsten, Hedrick Amy, Ginsberg Marnie, Amendum Steve, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study evaluated whether the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), a classroom teacher professional development program delivered through webcam technology literacy coaching, could provide rural classroom teachers with the instructional skills to…
Rusby Julie, Jones Laura Backen, Crowley Ryann, Smolkowski Keith, Arthun Chris, October, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Little is known about factors that influence home-based child care providers' participation in professional development. Factors that predict participation in activities that are designed to promote the utilization and maintenance of…
Wilcox-Herzog Amanda, McLaren Meridyth, Ward Sharon L., Wong Eugene, October, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality child care is related to children's positive developmental outcomes. One way to increase quality of care is to provide training to child care providers. This study used assessment-based training to determine if overall quality of care…
Ota Carrie L., Austin Ann M. Berghout, Q4 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of two professional development models in increasing family child care providers' frequency of linguistic inputs in conversations with young children. The first professional development…
Knoche Lisa, Kuhn Miriam, Eum Jungwon, October-December 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Coaching is used in early childhood settings to support positive outcomes for young children and families. Although some research shows the effectiveness of coaching on practice and outcomes, little information is available on the experiences and…
Mucavele Patricia, Sharp Laura, Wall Claire, Pryde Eleanor, Wood Susan, October, 2013
Reports & Papers
An integrated programme including food and nutrition training courses for health and early years professionals and early years practitioners was developed and piloted in five local authorities in England. The programme was targeted to areas with…