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Hartman Suzanne C., Warash Barbara G., Curtis Reagan, Hirst Jessica Day, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschool classrooms with varying levels of structural quality requirements across the state of West Virginia were investigated for differences in measured structural and process quality. Quality was measured using group size, child-to-teacher/staff…
Lin Tzu-Jung, Justice Laura M., Paul Narmada, Mashburn Andrew J., Q4 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Peer interaction contributes strongly to children's development and learning, but the processes by which peer interaction is shaped in preschool classrooms, particularly classrooms in rural communities, are largely unknown. This study aimed to…
Gong Xin, Xu Di, Han Wen-Jui, Q4 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite growing public attention to access to preschool education in rural China, there is limited evidence about its potential long-term impacts on child development. Using a nationally representative dataset from China Family Panel Studies, this…
Overby Melanie, Hobbs L. Jon, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
In 2013 the Waterford Institute was awarded a validation grant from the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) to fund the validation of "Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART)", a pilot project that uses a computer-based…
Henning-Smith Carrie, Kozhimannil Katy B., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The objective of this study was to identify differences in child care availability by rural-urban location for all counties in Wisconsin, and describe implications for recruitment and retention of health care workforce. We used data on licensed…
Hu Bi Ying, Roberts Sherron Killingsworth, Ieong Sao Leng, Guo Haiying, May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research study examined the challenges faced by early childhood education (ECE) in rural China based on a qualitative study of 217 kindergarten classrooms in a large agricultural, rural province. This study utilised onsite teacher surveys,…
McCoy Dana Charles, Morris Pamela A., Connors Maia C., Gomez Celia J., Yoshikawa Hirokazu, March/April 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recent research suggests that Head Start may be differentially effective in improving low-income children's early language and literacy skills based on a number of individual- and family-level characteristics. Using data from the Head Start Impact…
De Witt M. W. (Marike W.), Lessing Ansie C., March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Many children in developing countries are exposed to multiple risks for poor development due to poverty and associated poor health and nutrition. These factors, as well as insufficient knowledge of the prerequisites for emergent literacy and school…
Afterschool Alliance, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
This special America After 3PM report, The Growing Importance of Afterschool in Rural Communities, takes a closer look at the afterschool experience for children living in rural communities. Earlier America After 3PM reports examined how children…
Vuyk M. Alexandra, Sprague-Jones Jessica, Reed Christie, January/February 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little research has been done to evaluate the effectiveness of early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) in rural, applied settings. In this mixed-methods study, we evaluated an approach to ECMHC used in rural Southwest Kansas with…
Chow Amanda Froehlich, Leis Anne, Humbert Louise, Muhajarine Nazeem, Engler-Stringer Rachel, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
OBJECTIVES: In order to improve healthy behaviours among rural children in their early years, a physical activity and healthy eating intervention (Healthy Start - Depart Sante) was implemented in rural childcare centres throughout Saskatchewan. The…
Mashburn Andrew J., Justice Laura M., McGinty Anita, Slocum Laura, January, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Read It Again (RIA) is a curriculum for pre-kindergarten (pre-K) classrooms that targets children's development of language and literacy skills. A cluster randomized trial was conducted in which 104 pre-K classrooms in the Appalachian region of the…
Hong Xiumin, Liu Peng, Ma Qun, Luo Xin, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Protecting children's development rights and promoting social equity are the priority and core tasks of the Chinese government and international community. Currently, the inequity of early childhood education (ECE) in China is still severe. The…

Kemp Joshua J., Westlake Laura Lea Marquardt, Christensen Rebecca D., MacLean William E., November-December 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
This report describes the implementation and evolution of the Wyoming Lions Early Childhood Vision Program (WLECVP), which provides free annual vision screening to children ages 6 months to 6 years old.
Foster Jaime S., Contreras Dawn, Gold Abby, Keim Ann, Oscarson Renee, Peters Paula, Procter Sandra, Remig Valentina M., Smathers Carol, Mobley Amy R., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Although some researchers have examined nutrition and physical activity policies within urban child care centers, little is known about the potentially unique needs of rural communities. Methods: Child care centers serving preschool…