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Taggart Geoff, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The practitioner's own self is a resource in early childhood education and care (ECEC). It is proposed that an experiential training focusing on the 'professional self' helps to raise awareness of how psychological dispositions may impair or enhance…
Brownlee Joanne, Sumsion Jennifer, Irvine Susan, Berthelsen Donna C., Farrell Ann, Walsh Kerryann, Ryan Sharon, Mulhearn Gerry, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article builds on our ongoing work in conceptualising an 'evaluative stance' framework to assist in understanding how leaders in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC) make decisions about the selection of professional…
Martin Christian Atlas, Drasgow Erik, Halle James, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We created and evaluated a professional development package for training four teachers to embed instructional interactions during outdoor time to enhance the play skills of young children with significant developmental disabilities. The…
Abel Carolyn Davidson, Nerren Jannah Walters, Wilson Hope E., December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Strategies that promote the development of language skills are recognized as important in early childhood education. For early childhood centers and care providers, there are also additional concerns that interventions which meet these…

National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Winter 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Initiatives to improve administrative practices in early childhood programs take many forms. Some models are high-intensity, providing substantial external support for directors--formal training leading to an advanced degree, high dosage of…
Bay Area Quality Early Learning Partnership, December, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Part of a series based on the Bay Area Quality Early Learning Partnership's experiences implementing quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) in California between 2012 and 2015, this brief provides an overview of local and regional workforce…
Mayer Alexander K., Cullinan Dan, Calmeyer Elizabeth, Patterson Kelsey, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report presents findings from a study designed in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) to increase the number of clients who renew their child care subsidy by their renewal deadline. The BIAS team and DHS designed…
Mayer Alexander K., Cullinan Dan, Calmeyer Elizabeth, Patterson Kelsey, November, 2015
Executive Summary
This report presents findings from a study designed in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) to increase the number of clients who renew their child care subsidy by their renewal deadline. The BIAS team and DHS designed…
Mayer Alexander K., Cullinan Dan, Calmeyer Elizabeth, Patterson Kelsey, November, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This report presents findings from a study designed in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) to increase the number of clients who renew their child care subsidy on time. Only about one-third of an estimated 39,000 child…
Riley-Ayers Shannon, November, 2015
Other
The CEELO Leadership Academy (LA) was designed to strengthen leadership and management competencies of individuals with responsibility for early childhood education programs in state departments of education (SEAs) or state early learning agencies (…
Roberts Amy M., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, DeCoster Jamie, Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., Williford Amanda P., Pianta Robert C., November, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With research findings indicating positive associations between teacher-child interaction quality and children's development and learning, many professional development efforts now focus on improving the ways in which teachers interact with children…
Schachter Rachel E., November, 2015
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The goal of this study was to examine empirical research on the design, delivery, and measurement of the effects of professional development (PD) for early childhood educators in order to provide insight into what the field has accomplished as well…
Dunlap Glen, Fox Lise K., Hemmeter Mary Louise, Snyder Patricia A., November, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
A special issue of the journal Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, focusing on coaching as a support for improving teachers' implementation of instructional practices.
Bishop Crystal D., Snyder Patricia A., Crow Robert E., November, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We used a multi-component single-subject experimental design across three preschool teachers to examine the effects of video self-monitoring with graduated training and feedback on the accuracy with which teachers monitored their implementation of…
Artman-Meeker Kathleen, Fettig Angel, Barton Erin Elizabeth, Penney Ashley, Zeng Songtian, November, 2015
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Professional development (PD) is a critical pathway for promoting the use of evidence-based intervention practices in early childhood (EC) settings. Coaching has been proposed as a type of PD that is especially promising for job-embedded learning. A…