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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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Jones Jasmine M., 10 December, 2018
Reports & Papers

This study analyzes the relationship between poverty-dense communities and the motivation of home-based providers to enhance the development of children aged 3-5 in his or her care. An educator's expertise in engaging with preschool students has…

Abel Michael B., Talan Teri N., Magid Marina, December, 2018
Other
The L.E.A.D. Early Childhood Clearinghouse presents national and state statistics related to early childhood administrators (site-based directors, family child care providers, and school principals), and the qualifications related to their education…
Roberts Amy M., Gallagher Kathleen Cranley, Sarver Susan L., Daro Alexandra M., December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Teacher turnover is a serious challenge across early childhood settings. Turnover can be expensive for early childhood programs, burdensome to staff, and harmful to children throughout the nation. Nebraska is no exception. This research brief…
LiBetti Ashley, December, 2018
Other
This report outlines a research agenda to build the knowledge base around what works in early childhood educator preparation and catalyze evidence-based innovations and pilots that can further expand our knowledge and offer new approaches to improve…
Shewark Elizabeth A., Zinsser Katherine M., Denham Susanne A., December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Well-managed, emotionally positive preschool classrooms promote academic and social success (Mashburn et al. in Child Dev 79(3):732–749. https ://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2008.01154 .x, 2008). Therefore, learning standards and…
National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, December, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
From November 2017 through March 2018, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) facilitated a professional learning community (PLC) on the out-of-school time (OST) workforce. States shared best practices related to the…
Edge Nicola A. Conners, Rose Arlene, Honeycutt Deneice, McKelvey Lorraine, Swindle Taren, Courson Diana, Forsman J. Andrew, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article describes the development, initial implementation, and formative evaluation of Arkansas's plan to reduce suspensions and expulsion from early care and education (ECE) settings. We describe how Arkansas used multifaceted implementation…
Le Lan T., Lavin Kelly, Aquino Ana Katrina, Shivers Eva Marie, Perry Deborah F., Horen Neal, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
With few systemic efforts to improve and enhance FFN child care, this study aimed to understand the potential role that IECMHC, as an effective, prevention-based service, could play to meet the needs of FFN providers, children and their families.…
Le Lan T., Lavin Kelly, Aquino Ana Katrina, Shivers Eva Marie, Perry Deborah F., Horen Neal, December, 2018
Executive Summary
In this study, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we endeavored to understand more about the FFN child care landscape to help determine which services and supports, and in particular mental health related services and supports,…
Boh Andrea, Johnson LeAnne, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite the availability of tools for conducting universal developmental screening, only a fraction of children who could benefit from early intervention services are actually identified before reaching school age. Childcare providers are in a…
Eckhardt Andrea G., Egert Franziska, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
International findings indicate only moderate childcare quality and results revealed significant differences between regions. So far, this difference cannot be explained by structural characteristics. Based on the National Study on Education,…
Meehan Catherine, Meehan Patrick Joseph, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children's life chances are enhanced when relationships between home and educational settings are strong. This original piece of research involved second-year trainee teachers who were surveyed about their perceptions about parents and the nature of…
Shdaimah Corey, Palley Elizabeth, Miller Amanda, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In debates about child care and early education, the voices of providers are often missing. In this article, we report findings from a study exploring child care provider perspectives on how regulation and policy changes impact their ability to…
Palmer Jennifer, November, 2018
Other

This document presents and discusses early care and education workforce data as it relates to preparation standards and support, compensation, and funding efforts. It includes a look at what states are doing to address these issues to support the…

Lieberman Abbie, November, 2018
Other
This paper explores the policy changes in Louisiana that led to it and offers important lessons for other states grappling with how to prepare and support their early childhood educators to better serve young children. Louisiana has implemented…