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Crawford April, Vaughn Kelly A., Guttentag Cathy L., Varghese Cheryl, Oh Yoonkyung, Zucker Tricia A., September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted early childhood programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in dramatic ways. After temporarily closing, many educators quickly adapted their procedures to ensure children’s safety as they reopened to…

Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on staff support involving professional development, well-being, and retention, during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on results from a survey of Region XI Head Start program directors in which data was collected…

Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on preparation for future emergencies including flexibility in the use of Head Start funds, guidance in creating plans, and trainings to deliver content and services remotely. It is based on results from a…

Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Goka-Dubose Emiko, Lewis Hillary, Fisher Philip A., Q3 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) is an important developmental context for nurturing resilience with young children experiencing adversity. In particular, strengthening the capabilities of adult caregivers, such as ECE teachers, to mitigate the…
Ramos Manica F., Weber Jennifer, Thompson Joy A., Werk Lloyd, Shuell Julie, Woods Kenza, Bamdad Tiffany, July 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The aim of this study was to test a training and technical assistance program in early care and education (ECE) center-based programs focused on obesity prevention – Healthy Way to Grow (HWTG). After completing a self-assessment, ECE programs…

Li Ann, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Nguyen Tutrang, July 2021
Reports & Papers

The goal of this brief is to describe PD experiences from a field test of the We Grow Together (WGT) Professional Development System. Specifically, this brief addresses the following questions: / Who were the PD providers in the WGT field test…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Other

Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Executive Summary

Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…

Swindle Taren, McBride Nicole M., Selig James P., Johnson Susan L., Whiteside-Mansell Leanne, Martin Janna, Staley Audra, Curran Geoffrey M., May 12 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Together, We Inspire Smart Eating (WISE) is an intervention for the early care and education setting to support children’s exposure to and intake of fruits and vegetables. WISE emphasizes 4 evidence-based practices (EBPs): (1) use of…

Thornburg Kathy R., Yee Kaily, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Recognizing the importance of these early years, the 23 states that received a renewal grant under the Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG-B5) initiative proposed a variety of efforts aimed at supporting the development of infants and…

Tang Jing, Lewis Susan, Cutler Laura, Hallam Rena A., Collier Zachary K., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The past decade has seen a dramatic growth of non-standard work schedules in the workforce, leading to increasing demand for non-standard hour child care during evenings, nights, and weekends. Low-income families, less-educated parents, and…

Lloyd Chrishana M., Carlson Julianna, Ulmen Kara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This two-part series of briefs gives an overview of the process and lessons learned during the transition from in-person to virtual coaching for the Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative (DELCI). This brief, the first in the series, presents an…
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…

Coggins Kim, Carnes-Holt Kara, April 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This randomized repeated-measured active control group study examined the efficacy of child–teacher relationship training (CTRT) as a mental health intervention in rural Head Start programs with at-risk children. Experimental group child…

Lloyd Chrishana M., Carlson Julianna, Ulmen Kara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This two-part brief series focuses on the key components of virtual coaching for the Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative (DELCI). The first brief presented an overview of the DELCI coaching model and how it was adapted during COVID-19,…