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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…

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…

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…
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…
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…
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…
Brownell Celia A., Drummond Jesse K., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The objective of this study is to determine which features of non-parental child care and education (ECE), from infancy through preschool, together with family experiences, predict the development of prosocial behavior, a critical and early-…
Vredenburgh Christopher, Kushnir Tamar, Evans Gary W., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
For the 2nd year of the grant, we plan to pursue the activities outlined in the original proposal. We have completed all of our testing, as below. Our principal activities are to finish: (1) coding children's behavior and parental interviews, (2)…
Davidson Kimberly, Roopnarine Jaipaul L., 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

As the US population continues to diversify, early childhood programs serving the nation's youngest citizens strive to meet the needs of culturally diverse families. The current study seeks to examine the racial-ethnic socialization of preschool-…

Cheung Katherine, McWayne Christine M., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study will focus on Chinese families, and how Chinese cultural values shape parenting and children's social competence. The overarching purpose of this study is to provide a deeper understanding of the cultural context of parenting and the…
Denmark Nicole Marie, Harden Brenda Jones, 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Maryland will examine the school readiness concepts of classroom social competence and approaches to learning in Head Start children from Central American immigrant families. The project has several objectives, which include: (a)…
Montes Guillermo, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The goal of this study is to examine associations between childhood behavior problems and the stability of child care and employment among working families. Particular attention is paid to autism and childhood behavior problems that may go…
Badanes Lisa S., Watamura Sarah, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Previous work has repeatedly shown that full-day child care is associated with increased physiological stress for many young children. Efforts to understand this phenomenon have demonstrated that quality of caregiving is important for predicting the…