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Atkins-Burnett Sally, Tarullo Louisa B., Monahan Shannon, Hurwitz Felicia, Bruursema Timothy, Li Ann, Blesson Elizabeth, Cannon Judith, DeMond Ayesha, Heckler Anna, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
For a field test of WGT during fall 2018 to spring 2019, Q-CCIIT observations at baseline informed the selection of areas for growth in the caregivers’ practices. PD providers and caregivers could then select from an array of PD tools based on…
Atkins-Burnett Sally, Tarullo Louisa B., Monahan Shannon, Hurwitz Felicia, Bruursema Timothy, Li Ann, Blesson Elizabeth, Cannon Judith, DeMond Ayesha, Heckler Anna, December, 2020
Executive Summary
For a field test of WGT during fall 2018 to spring 2019, Q-CCIIT observations at baseline informed the selection of areas for growth in the caregivers’ practices. PD providers and caregivers could then select from an array of PD tools based on…
Fawley Kara D., Stokes Trevor F., Rainear Chelsea A., Rossi Jessica, Budd Karen S., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
One avenue for improving children’s socio-emotional competence and classroom behavior is by improving the quality of early teacher–child interactions. Universal Teacher–Child Interaction Training (TCIT-U), adapted from Parent Child Interaction…
Cunningham Jennifer E., Hemmeter Mary Louise, Kaiser Ann P., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The goal of this study was to extend what is known about factors that contribute to the language-learning environment in early childhood classrooms. Two primary research questions were addressed: (a) Are measures of teacher use of classroom-wide…
Feuerstein Julie L., Landa Rebecca J., Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A research-to-practice gap exists in childcare settings, particularly affecting instruction to children with developmental delays (DD) including those with or at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study aimed to improve implementation of…
Portilla Ximena A., Mattera Shira K., Wulfsohn Samantha, October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides guidance on implementing supplemental classroom curricula and can help preschool administrators consider how to direct their efforts to support teaching and learning. Evidence built from 15 years of MDRC research on implementing…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Garrison Hallie, Early Diane Marie, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
LITTLE grants provide professional development support to enhance language learning and promote early literacy skills in high-quality infant and toddler classrooms in Georgia. This report provides a summary of some demographic characteristics of…
Gardner-Neblett Nicole, Franco Ximena, Mincemoyer Claudia, Morgan-Lopez Antonio, Oct-Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Web-based professional development has the potential to increase the early childhood workforce’s knowledge of young dual language learners (DLLs). Yet there is a gap in the literature on web-based professional development specific to DLLs and its…
Lang Sarah N., Jeon Lieny, Sproat Eliza B., Brothers Brennan E., Buettner Cynthia K., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood teachers' social emotional well-being is important for their quality of life, and is associated with their classroom practices, their relationships with children, and with child functioning. This study examines the impact of an…
Susman-Stillman Amy R., Lim Stefanie, Alyssa Meuwissen, Watson Christopher, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Supporting the social and emotional well-being of early childhood professionals is of great importance for the sake of the workforce as well as the quality of the services they provide. Reflective supervision/consultation (RS/C) is an ongoing…
Sandilos Lia E., Goble Priscilla, Schwartz Samantha, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The present study explored the extent to which teachers’ participation in professional development focused on children’s social-emotional learning moderated the relation between self-reported burnout and teacher–child interactions…
Tanaka Naomi Rombaoa, Boyce Lisa K., Chinn Chuan C., Murphy Kristin N., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) professionals experience a myriad of challenges that adversely impact their well-being as well as their ability to have the greatest teaching impact on the children they serve. There is general agreement that…
Berlin Lisa J., Shdaimah Corey, Goodman Alyssa, Slopen Natalie, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The primary goal of this exploratory mixed-methods study was to obtain a deeper understanding of center-based child care providers serving infants and toddlers. Secondarily, we explored the potential for a two-pronged mindfulness-based caregiving…
Rojas Natalia M., Morris Pamela A., Balaraman Amudha, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Achieving high-quality preschool at scale is challenging; to do so likely entails a combination of program standards, teacher qualifications and compensation, on-site quality monitoring, and professional development (PD). This study aims to examine…
Barron Carla, Weathington Beverly, Howell Shameika, Bell Sherry, Stacks Ann M., September, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Hearts and Minds on Babies (HMB) is an innovative, attachment-based training for Early Head Start (EHS) staff and parents, developed through a collaboration between university-based researchers and clinicians and community-based EHS educators. This…