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Fabes Richard A., 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The purpose of this research is to examine the prevalence, disparities, and factors associated with the use of exclusionary discipline in U.S. public school-affiliated preschool programs. We plan to do this by conducting secondary data analyses…

McCoy Kelsey, Hansen David J., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Overall, the proposed study seeks to identify whether the presence and number of familial risk factors predict rates of change in social and emotional skills over the program year and how classroom characteristics may act to buffer or enhance…

Warren Shannon M., Barnett Melissa A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Using a mixed methods approach, this collaborative study investigates patterns of Head Start home-classroom (dis)continuity and how those patterns of experience relate to self-regulation. Specifically, this study will address the following…

Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study will examine three implementation factors that prior research indicates may limit or enhance the success of these initiatives. The first implementation factor is that state and local CCDF administrators have sufficient data and tools…

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…

Rumper Brooke, Greenfield Daryl B., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The present study aims to understand different factors that might affect Dual Language Learning (DLL) children's science scores. DLL children comprise one fifth of the children served by Head Start, however little is known about their science…
Hyun Sunah, McWayne Christine M., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This dissertation consists of two complementary studies. The purpose of the first study is to extend the validity of measures included in the current study for use with Chinese immigrant children and families. Using the reliable measure validated…
Poznanski Bridget, Hart Katie C., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Children with externalizing behavior problems (EBPs), characterized by aggression, hyperactivity, inattention, and oppositionality, do not experience the same academic and behavioral benefits from Head Start as their peers, and are at risk for a…
Frechette Elizabeth, Greenfield Daryl B., 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to examine the association between the classroom context, self-regulation skills, and academic achievement in a sample of Dual Language Learning (DLL) children enrolled in Head Start. Given the increasing number of DLL…
Juhasz Audrey, Boyce Lisa K., 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Previous research following a sample of immigrant Dominican and Mexican children from ages 2 to 5 identified four dual language profiles: a) Dual-language growth, b) English dominance, c) Spanish dominance, d) Change from Spanish to English…
Cunningham Jennifer E., Kaiser Ann P., 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The study explores the relationship between positive behavior support and teacher language support strategies in two ways: an initial correlational design study and an experimental research design study in which a subset of teachers who have been…
Bichay-Awadalla Krystal, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
National policy initiatives, such as Early Head Start (EHS) and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), have responded to the need for access to high quality early childhood programs for children from low-income backgrounds. To improve…
An Zhe Gigi, Horn Eva M., 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This mixed methods study seeks to understand and address the prevalent use of expulsion and suspensions practices in early childhood settings. Research has shown that preschoolers, particularly those from low-income families and with challenging…
Tout Kathryn, Halle Tamara, Douglass Anne L., 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A challenge for current quality improvement efforts in early care and education (ECE) is to produce sustained changes in practices that support positive outcomes for children and families. The field is seeking innovative models that can be tailored…
Esteraich Jan, Raikes Helen, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
With Apple's(r) introduction of the iPhone(r) in 2007 and the iPad(r) tablet in April 2010, a dizzying proliferation of mobile digital media and devices has inundated homes and schools in the last ten years. These new, portable devices seemingly…