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Saunders Ruth P., Dowda Marsha, Pfeiffer Karin A., Brown William H., Pate Russell R., 22 December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Center-based early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs are well-positioned to create positive impacts on the health and development of large numbers of young children by promoting physical activity using evidence-based programs. Studies…

Jones Rachel A., Sousa-Sa Eduarda, Peden Michele, Okely Anthony D., 02 December, 2019
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings have a pivotal role in the promotion of physical activity for young children, and thus, the number of ECEC-based physical activity interventions has exponentially increased in the last two decades.…
Kinder Christopher John, Gaudreault Karen Lux, Jenkins Jayne M., Wade Christine E., Woods Amelia Mays, Winter 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Youth physical activity (PA) levels are a central focus for physical educators and health professionals worldwide. This study (a) examined the PA levels of children during structured and unstructured PA lessons of an after-school program (ASP) and (…
Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Lewis Hillary, Goka-Dubose Emiko, Fisher Philip A., December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With the majority of children in the United States attending early care and education (ECE) prior to kindergarten (National Survey of Early Care and Education, 2016), the opportunity to reach children early, and strengthen resilience in the context…
Oliva-Olson Carola, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study compares classroom quality and improvements in children’s language skills for programs implementing two Head Start classroom language models: (1) dual language model and (2) English with home language support (EHLS). The dual language…
Oliva-Olson Carola, October, 2019
Executive Summary
This study compares classroom quality and improvements in children’s language skills for programs implementing two Head Start classroom language models: (1) dual language model and (2) English with home language support (EHLS). The dual language…
Zhang Xiao, Chan Wai Ling, September, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: This study evaluates the effectiveness of a center-based childcare program, namely, the stimulation, interaction, motivation, and experience (SIME) program for infants and toddlers. Method: Fifty-eight children between 1 and 2 years of…
Mayer Susan E., Kalil Ariel, Oreopoulos Philip, Gallegos Sebastian, Fall 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parental engagement plays a key role in children's future success. We implemented a behaviorally informed field experiment designed to increase the time parents spend using a digital library on an electronic tablet to read to their children.…
Schuler Brittany R., Fowler Baylie, Rubio Diana, Kilby Sarah, Wang Yan, Hager Erin R., Black Maureen M., September, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To assess the impact of a multilevel nutrition intervention for low-income child care environments, staff, and center-enrolled children. Design: A cluster-randomized, controlled trial conducted among eligible centers. Staff and parent…
Hurwitz Lisa B., September/October 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Most U.S. preschoolers have consumed media created with funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Ready To Learn (RTL) initiative, which was established to promote school readiness among children ages 2-8. Synthesizing data from 45 evaluations…
Sheridan Susan M., Knoche Lisa, Boise Courtney E., Moen Amanda L., Lester Houston, Edwards Carolyn Pope, Schumacher Rachel E., Cheng Katherine, Q3 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study reports the results of a randomized controlled trial examining the impact of the Getting Ready parent engagement intervention on young children’s social–emotional competencies and the quality of the student–teacher and parent–…
Raikes Helen, White Lisa J., Green Sheridan, Burchinal Margaret, Kainz Kirsten, Horm Diane M., Bingham Gary E., Cobo-Lewis Alan B., St. Clair Lisa, Greenfield Daryl B., Esteraich Jan, Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The number of dual-language learners (DLLs) from low-income backgrounds who attend early education programs in the U.S. is rapidly increasing, leading to a need for research that examines the effects of classroom practices, including whether…
LiBetti Ashley, Mead Sara, March, 2019
Other
This brief is part of Bellwether Education Partners' Leading by Exemplar project, a multi-year study researching the practices of five exemplary Head Start programs. This brief provides in-depth information about exemplary programs' instructional…
Spencer Trina D., Petersen Douglas B., Restrepo M. Adelaida, Thompson Marilyn S., Gutierrez Arvizu Maria Nelly, February, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Standards of academic performance place a high demand on students' English language. To help Spanish-speaking preschoolers who are developing English as a second language meet these demands, researchers recommend strengthening their first language…
Shuey Elizabeth, Kim Najung, Cortazar Alejandra, Poblete Ximena, Rivera Lorena, Lagos Maria Jose, Faverio Francesca, Engel Arno, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
Curriculum plays an important role in ensuring continuity and progression from early childhood education and care (ECEC) to primary education. The alignment of curricula and standards across these settings shapes children's early experiences with…