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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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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…

Douglass Anne L., Chickerella Rachel, Maroney Meredith R., April-June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

An extraordinary number of young children are exposed to trauma that impacts their development and well-being. Early care and education (ECE) programs are uniquely positioned to support children exposed to trauma yet may lack access to resources…

National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, Child Care State Capacity Building Center, National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development, National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, January, 2021
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This resource guide provides information and examples about strategies to promote social-emotional well-being of children for state, territory and tribal ECE system leaders.
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, Child Care State Capacity Building Center, National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development, National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, January, 2021
Other
The Resource Guide for Developing Integrated Strategies to Support the Social and Emotional Wellness of Children is part of the Office of Child Care (OCC) initiative to further integrate social-emotional support strategies into child care’s mixed-…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, Child Care State Capacity Building Center, National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development, National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, January, 2021
Other
This document is an excerpt from the main resource guide that includes Sections 1-4: 1) Benefits of Integrating Strategies to Support the Social and Emotional Wellness of Children, Families, and Providers; 2) Implementation Considerations—Theory of…
Kohel Kara, Hatton-Bowers Holly, Williams Natalie A., Dev Dipti A., Behrends Donnia, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Dingman Holly, Dinkel Danae, Gebhart Liz, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Purpose Breastfeeding and responsive feeding are important practices that support the health of infants and women. In the United States, breastfeeding continuation rates remain lower than recommended, and working women face additional challenges…

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…

Ritchie Lorrene D., Keeton Victoria, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Vitale Elyse Homel, Au Lauren, Alkon Abbey, January 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The study evaluated an educational intervention with family child care home (FCCH) providers to implement nutrition standards. A convenience sample of licensed California FCCH providers (n=30) attended a 2-hour, in-person group training in…

Dinkel Danae, Bice Matthew R., Kwon Kyong-Ah, 2021
Other

This special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health focuses on the promotion of physical activity within the field of early childhood education.

Gull Carla, Goldstein Suzanne Levenson, Rosengarten Tricia, Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Tree climbing is one aspect of nature play; however, it is limited in many areas due to fear of liability, heightened safety awareness, unclear policies, accessibility, and restrictive outdoor play time. This study investigated current practices…
Freedman Darcy A., Tisch Daniel J., Ciesielski Timothy, Yamoah Owusua, Borawski Elaine, Minnes Sonia, Burkhart Kimberly, Dimitropoulos Anastasia, Nock Nora, Lee Eun Kyung, Embaye Milen, Doernberg Ellen, Balser Sarah, Lewis-Miller Carlos, Sommer Rachael, Marks M. E., Ogland-Hand Callie, O'Brien Molly, Ross Kristie, December 2020
Reports & Papers

The study team analyzed statewide Serious Incident Reporting data submitted by child care programs to ODJFS to examine trends in COVID-19 cases among child care staff and children. Within the selected 10 counties, the study engaged child care…

Carter Jake A., Erhardt Robert J., Jones Bradley T., Donati George L., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Few schools and child care facilities test for Pb in their drinking water. Reviewing the United States Environmental Protection Agency Lead and Copper rule data can contribute to guiding future legislation on Pb testing. This work aims to (i)…
First Five Years Fund, 30 October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Recognizing the essential role of child care for children, working families, and the economy, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have sought to prioritize funding and other relief opportunities for child care providers as part of ongoing COVID-19…
Garver Karin A., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
As New Jersey tentatively reopens K-12 schools after being closed for over five months, many of the state's child care providers have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the children of essential workers. Throughout this time,…
Lopez Adriana S., Hill Mary, Antezano Jessica, Vilven Dede, Rutner Tyler, Bogdanow Linda, Claflin Carlene, Kracalik Ian T., Fields Victoria L., Dunn Angela, Tate Jacqueline E., Kirking Hannah L., Kiphibane Tair, Risk Ilene, Tran Cuc H., 18 September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Reports suggest that children aged ?10 years can efficiently transmit SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, limited data are available on SARS-CoV-2 transmission from young children, particularly in child…