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Fiene Richard, December, 2020
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The below grid provides the potential contact hour infection rate thresholds when we compare the amount of time and the number of individuals in a particular area. (author abstract)
Slicker Gerilyn, Tang Jing, Kelly Cara L., December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Finding affordable child care, especially for infants and toddlers, is incredibly challenging for low-income families. Child care subsidies can assist low-income working families with accessing child care and by expanding slots available for the…

Fiene Richard, Stevens Sonya, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this paper is to validate the key parameters for testing out the Contact Hour (CH) methodology in a series of facilities to determine its efficacy. The pilot validation study will determine if this CH methodology has any merit in…
Duncan Robert J., King Yemimah A., Finders Jennifer K., Elicker James, Schmitt Sara A., Purpura David J., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The number of adult words children hear and conversational turns they experience are key aspects of their language environments. The current study examined variability in language environments throughout 2 prekindergarten days and variability within…
Dalgaard Nina T., Bondebjerg Anja, Klokker Rasmus, Viinholt Nielsen Bjørn Christian, Dietrichson Jens, March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This is the protocol for a Campbell review. The objectives are as follows: To synthesize data from studies to assess the impact of adult/child ratio and group size in ECEC on measures of process characteristics of quality of care and on child…
Sahin Asi Derya, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the effects of a relationship-based intervention called Banking Time (BT) on child–teacher relationships in preschool period. Five- and six-year-old children (N = 93) attending full-time private preschool and…
Alamillo Julia, Aikens Nikki, Moiduddin Emily M., Bush Charles, Malone Lizabeth M., Tarullo Louisa B., August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Using data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014 (FACES 2014), this research brief focuses on the characteristics of Head Start programs, leaders, and teachers that prior research shows are related to classroom quality. The…
Lazarus Monica A., Tandon Pooja S., Otten Jennifer J., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Sixty percent of US children 5 years old and under receive up to two-thirds of their daily nutrition in early care and education (ECE) settings. Although participation in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is shown to…
Lokken Ingrid M., Bjornestad Elisabeth, Broekhuizen Martine L., Moser Thomas, 16 July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between two structural factors of quality: organisation form (stable groups versus flexible groups) and staff-child ratio, in relation to interaction quality in toddler groups in…
University of Texas at Austin. Child and Family Research Partnership, June, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services' (DFPS) minimum ratio standards for licensed child-care centers and facilities establish the maximum number of children allowed per caregiver in a child care setting based on children's ages.…
Oun Tiia, Tuul Maire, Tera Signe, Sagen Kelli, Magi Helena, May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Various factors of the quality of preschool child care institutions influence the development of children and their future success in school. The activities of preschool child care institutions in Estonia are based on the national curriculum.…
Mesmer Heidi Anne E., 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the quality of books, the quality of read-alouds, and children’s voluntary interactions with books in childcare centers serving low-income 3-year-olds (N = 30). Although a large percentage of centers had book areas, the features…
Bowne Jocelyn, Magnuson Katherine A., Schindler Holly S., Duncan Greg J., Yoshikawa Hirokazu, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study uses data from a comprehensive database of U.S. early childhood education program evaluations published between 1960 and 2007 to evaluate the relationship between class size, child-teacher ratio, and program effect sizes for cognitive,…
Pessanha Manuela, Peixoto Carla, Barros Sílvia, Cadima Joana, Pinto Ana Isabel, Coelho Vera, Bryant Donna M., Q3 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Given that an increasing number of infants spend part of the day in center-based childcare in many countries, understanding infants' education and care experiences in these settings is essential. The aims of this study are to examine change in…
Hu Bi Ying, Fan Xitao, Wu Yan, Yang Ning, Q3 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this study, the generalized additive modeling (GAM) was used to explore possible threshold effects on multiple program structure quality indicators (class size, child-to-teacher ratio, teaching experience, teacher salary) in relation to the…