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Slicker Gerilyn, Hustedt Jason T., December, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Persisting socioeconomic gaps in school readiness have inspired research examining aspects of the pre-K experience that could reduce these gaps. A strategy that deserves consideration is the socioeconomic diversity of classrooms. In this literature…
Encinger Amy Johnson, Kutaka Traci Shizu, Chernayavskiy Pavel, Acar Ibrahim H., Raikes Helen, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Marginal food security is less studied relative to food insecurity but may also have adverse effects on family outcomes. The present study examined whether parental stress mediated the relationship between marginal food security (MFS) and preschool-…
Child Care Aware of America, November, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet addresses questions related to children experiencing homelessness: When are children and families considered homeless? What should child care professionals do to support homeless children and families? How are states required to use…
Yamashiro Amy, McLaughlin John, October, 2020
Other
This report presents a five-year trend of children under age six who are experiencing homelessness at the national level, in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It uses data collected from 2013-14 to 2017-18 by the…
Mendez Julia L., September 1 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed

Research is accelerating toward a deeper understanding of early childhood education (ECE) environments as protective experiences for Latino children; however, more work remains. This paper provides a review of the evidence that ECE environments…

Hooper Alison, Piggott Gail, Walker Tammy, Chong Caliste, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) conducted an online survey of working families between May 18, 2020 and June 9, 2020, and received over 500 responses. A report with full survey results can be found at: https://…
Hooper Alison, Piggott Gail, Walker Tammy, Chong Caliste, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) conducted an online survey of working families between May 18, 2020 and June 9, 2020 that received over 500 responses. You can find a report with full survey results at https://alabamapartnershipforchildren…
Baker Erin R., Jensen Cjersti J., Moeyaert Mariola, Bordoff Samantha, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With nearly half of all children under age six living in poverty, it is imperative to explore the development of income-related childhood aggression. Here, we specifically examine how family socioeconomic status (SES) relates to children's physical…
Hong Youngjin Stephanie, Henly Julia R., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This analysis examines the relationship between participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and school readiness skills, specifically in early reading, early math, and approaches to learning skills, among low-income…
University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, 16 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
In this week's post, we report that average family conflict rates have, indeed, significantly increased from pre-pandemic levels across families in our RAPID survey sample. The magnitude of these increases is the same across families, regardless of…
University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, 09 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
In this week's post, we focus on a major difference, as well some parallels, between childcare in lower- and middle/upper-income households. We find that there is a large difference in the ability of lower-vs. middle/upper-households to return to…
Pearman II Francis A., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study drew data from a randomized trial of a statewide prekindergarten program in Tennessee and presents new evidence on the impacts of preK on third-grade achievement using administrative data on children’s neighborhood environments. Results…
Karpman Michael, Gonzalez Dulce, Kenney Genevieve M., May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Using data from the Urban Institute's Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) collected in late March and early April, we find that more than 4 in 10 parents living with children younger than 19 reported that they or someone in their family lost a…
Datta A. Rupa, Borton Joshua, May, 2020
Reports & Papers

In the U.S. in 2012, public funding of early care and education (ECE) could come from a variety of programs and levels of government (federal, state, local). This snapshot uses household reports to estimate percentages of children younger than 60…

Gross Deborah, Bettencourt Amie F., Taylor Kathryn, Francis Lucine, Bower Kelly, Singleton Demetria L., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives Parent engagement in early learning has historically been defined quite broadly and it is unclear whether those designing, implementing, evaluating, or participating in parent engagement initiatives conceptualize parent engagement in the…