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Carr Tara, Ward Dianne Stanton, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study’s research questions will address significant research gaps in the literature: (1) Is the Infant Feeding Styles Questionnaire (IFSQ) valid for use with infant and toddler childcare providers? (2) What are the factors associated with…

Healy Olivia, Sabol Terri J., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

My research focuses on Illinois' public pre-K initiative that began in 2007 and was geared toward low-income and academically at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds. I examine the quantity, price and quality of the overall set of child care options available…

Riser Danielle, Hallam Rena A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Child care provides an essential service to many families by allowing parents to participate in the workforce and helping their children develop in a nurturing environment. However, families who have young children with disabilities have…

Duer Jennifer K., Jenkins Jade Marcus, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This mixed-methods study aims to answer three research questions regarding the impact of EHS on families and young children including: (1) What is the impact of EHS on long-run cognitive and health outcomes? (2) What is the effect of…

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…

Zambrana Katherine A., Hart Katie C., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Since parents play a leading role in children’s early learning and development, enhancing skills and supports for parents in promoting school readiness in young children during earlier transitions to school may bolster later school readiness.…

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…

Moffett Lillie, Morrison Frederick J., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The aim of the current study is to assess the feasibility of implementing integrated math and EF activities with teachers in preK classrooms—as well as an accompanying program of instructional coaching support. These activities will be…

Ai Jun, Horn Eva M., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The goal of this study is to understand the use of positive behavior support (PBS) practices, as well as challenges and barriers that impact PBS practice implementation, in early care and education programs. PBS practices have been reported to…
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…
Ponder Bentley D., Hudgins Randy, Bruno Jessie, Funke Shayna, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
DECAL proposed four overarching objectives of the project: (1) Increase DECAL-supported research on infants and toddlers; (2) align existing policies and programs with the CCDF State Plan and improve services for infants and toddlers; (3) strengthen…
Rahn Naomi L., Reeve Amanda, McGurk Katherine, Prochazka Rose, Gernetzke Erin, Pergande Kathryn, Noll Samantha, Magnuson Katherine A., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG) has resulted in substantial policy changes to Wisconsin Shares, including implementation of 12-month authorizations and increases in subsidy generosity. The purpose of this project is to…
MDRC, MEF Associates, NORC, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Since its origins, Head Start has emphasized delivering comprehensive services that align with children and families' diverse strengths and needs. A strength of Head Start's approach has been its dual focus on offering comprehensive services that…
Carr Robert C., Vernon-Feagans Lynne, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The effectiveness of the federal Head Start preschool program has been studied extensively for more than five decades. However, several areas of research need further consideration. First, a focus on Head Start's effectiveness in rural communities…