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Dinkel Danae, Rech John P., Guo Yage, Bice Matthew R., Hulse Emily, Behrends Donnia, Burger Christy, Dev Dipti A., 2021
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Go Nutrition and Physical activity Self Assessment in Child Care (NAP SACC) is an evidence based intervention developed to positively impact childhood obesity in early childhood education (ECE) facilities. One focus of Go NAP SACC is the…

Phillips Beth M., Koon Sharon, Folch David C., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Evidence suggests that participation in high quality early childhood education supports the school readiness of young children. Therefore, it is important to understand whether children from different geographic regions, such as urban and rural…
Iruka Iheoma U., DeKraai Mark, Walther Janell, Sheridan Susan M., Abdel-Monem Tarik, Q3 2020
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According to Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory (Bronfenbrenner & Evans, 2000), children's early development and learning are influenced by multiple systems, including the microsystem (e.g., family poverty level), mesosystem (e.g., home-…
Paschall Katherine W., Halle Tamara, Maxwell Kelly, June, 2020
Reports & Papers

The purpose of this report is to use nationally representative data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to provide a descriptive comparison of the types of ECE available in high-density urban, moderate-density urban…

Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Burchinal Margaret, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Franco Ximena, Q2 2019
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Although publicly-funded prekindergarten (pre-k) programs have been designed to promote children’s school readiness, programs have tended to support early literacy skills to a greater degree than early language skills. Given the importance of…

Schmitt Sara A., Pratt Megan E., Korucu Irem, Napoli Amy R., Schmerold Katrina L., Q2 2018
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This study examined whether classroom quality is related to preschoolers' social-emotional functioning (social competence and behavior problems) and explored whether urbanicity (variation in geographic region: rural, small city, or large urban…
Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Mokrova Irina L., Vernon-Feagans Lynne, The Family Life Project Key Investigators, Q4 2017
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Non-parental child care prior to kindergarten is a normative experience for the majority of children in the United States, with children commonly experiencing multiple arrangements, or more than one concurrent child care arrangement. The experience…
Hartman Suzanne C., Warash Barbara G., Curtis Reagan, Hirst Jessica Day, December, 2016
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Preschool classrooms with varying levels of structural quality requirements across the state of West Virginia were investigated for differences in measured structural and process quality. Quality was measured using group size, child-to-teacher/staff…
Lin Tzu-Jung, Justice Laura M., Paul Narmada, Mashburn Andrew J., Q4 2016
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Peer interaction contributes strongly to children's development and learning, but the processes by which peer interaction is shaped in preschool classrooms, particularly classrooms in rural communities, are largely unknown. This study aimed to…
Gong Xin, Xu Di, Han Wen-Jui, Q4 2016
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Despite growing public attention to access to preschool education in rural China, there is limited evidence about its potential long-term impacts on child development. Using a nationally representative dataset from China Family Panel Studies, this…
Overby Melanie, Hobbs L. Jon, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
In 2013 the Waterford Institute was awarded a validation grant from the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) to fund the validation of "Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART)", a pilot project that uses a computer-based…
Henning-Smith Carrie, Kozhimannil Katy B., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The objective of this study was to identify differences in child care availability by rural-urban location for all counties in Wisconsin, and describe implications for recruitment and retention of health care workforce. We used data on licensed…
Hu Bi Ying, Roberts Sherron Killingsworth, Ieong Sao Leng, Guo Haiying, May, 2016
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This research study examined the challenges faced by early childhood education (ECE) in rural China based on a qualitative study of 217 kindergarten classrooms in a large agricultural, rural province. This study utilised onsite teacher surveys,…
McCoy Dana Charles, Morris Pamela A., Connors Maia C., Gomez Celia J., Yoshikawa Hirokazu, March/April 2016
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Recent research suggests that Head Start may be differentially effective in improving low-income children's early language and literacy skills based on a number of individual- and family-level characteristics. Using data from the Head Start Impact…
De Witt M. W. (Marike W.), Lessing Ansie C., March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Many children in developing countries are exposed to multiple risks for poor development due to poverty and associated poor health and nutrition. These factors, as well as insufficient knowledge of the prerequisites for emergent literacy and school…