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Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., Dev Dipti A., Lowery Bryce, Horm Diane M., Campbell Janis E. (Janis Elaine), Finneran Denise A., Graef-Downard Jennifer, Whaley Linda, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The influence of community-built environments on physical activity (PA) support in Early Childhood Education settings (ECEs) is unknown. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to determine associations between community PA environments and…

Fan Xumei, Linder Sandra M., D'Amico Leigh Kale, White Kelley Mayer, Pawloski Tammy, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The impact of children’s health, wellbeing, and family environment on their learning and development is evident. Identifying the needs of children and their families is the first step to effectively developing and implementing programs that…

Iruka Iheoma U., DeKraai Mark, Walther Janell, Sheridan Susan M., Abdel-Monem Tarik, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
According to Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory (Bronfenbrenner & Evans, 2000), children's early development and learning are influenced by multiple systems, including the microsystem (e.g., family poverty level), mesosystem (e.g., home-…
Baker Megina, May, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This commentary explores how teacher research is exactly the tool we need for moving the needle on both professionalizing our field and addressing societal inequities. First, let’s look back at prior teacher research on equity; then, we’ll consider…
Moore Kristin Anderson, Paschall Katherine W., Pina Gabriel, Anderson Samantha, April, 2020
Reports & Papers

Because families are the first nurturers and educators of their children, it is helpful for policymakers and other stakeholders to understand how family characteristics, the activities in which families engage, and their neighborhood…

Acevedo-Garcia Dolores, Noelke Clemens, McArdle Nancy, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is a report on the initial measurement of neighborhood quality using the Child Opportunity Index 2.0 in 100 metropolitan areas across the United States. This new metric considers many factors, including early education, to provide a score…
Barnes-Najor Jessica, Sarche Michelle C., Abramson-Martin Lisa, Amaya-Thompson Jennifer, Cameron Ann, Godfrey Angie, Kaufman Carol E., Petticrew Ethan, Richardson Micker, Sauve Michelle, Shuey Debra, June, 2019
Reports & Papers
In this brief, we address two questions: 1) What Native language experiences did AI/AN children in Region XI Head Start have at home and in their community? 2) What Native cultural experiences did AI/AN children in Region XI Head Start have at home…
Reid Jeanne L., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Scott-Little Catherine, June, 2019
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Theoretical and empirical research is challenging long-held assumptions about how culture shapes children's thinking, emotions, and actions. No longer is 'culture' thought to be a family-based characteristic that operates upon children's development…
Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The goal of this study is to understand the relationship between the community around an ECE and classroom health quality by program arrangement (Head Start, community-based childcare, family childcare home) by the following specific aims: Aim 1…

Tsethlikai Monica, Murray Desiree W., Meyer Aleta L., Sparrow Joshua, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The construct of 'self-regulation' may be problematic in its applications beyond Euro-American cultures, in part because it implies a self-centered orientation. Instead, the primary orientation of many cultures, including many Native American…
Ribeiro Luisa A., Zachrisson Henrik Daae, Dearing Eric, Q4 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Few studies have focused on the importance of peers for child language development in the preschool years. The aim of this study was to assess whether peer expressive language skills predict language ability of preschool-aged children attending…
Atkins-Burnett Sally, Xue Yange, Aikens Nikki, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This study examined associations between the expressive vocabulary of classroom peers and children's own vocabulary knowledge using conceptual scoring in a linguistically diverse sample of 4-year-olds who attended universal…
Campbell-Barr Verity, Bogatic Katarina, October, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
This editorial serves as an introduction to a special issue of the journal Early Child Development and Care, focusing on the relationship between global and local perspectives of early childhood education and care services.
Alaca Betul, Rocca Claudia, Maggi Stefania, July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study, guided by a child rights framework, aimed to gain insight into young children's perspectives of their communities and to explore the effectiveness of PhotoVoice methodology during this process. Thirty-two children aged three to…
Wohlwend Karen E., March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early literacy is often over-simplified as a set of skills for beginning reading, an approach which overlooks the ways that children play their way into cultures, using play as a literacy that accesses popular media as rich literary repertoires of…