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Bassok Daphna, Clancy Meghan, Michie Molly, Doromal Justin B., Schoppa Isabelle, July 2021
Reports & Papers

In Virginia, early educators teaching virtually were much more concerned about their students’ learning, social skills, and behavior relative to those teaching in-person. Families can provide another important perspective, especially because many…

Coggins Kim, Carnes-Holt Kara, April 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This randomized repeated-measured active control group study examined the efficacy of child–teacher relationship training (CTRT) as a mental health intervention in rural Head Start programs with at-risk children. Experimental group child…

Taylor Dalena Dillman, Purswell Katherine, Cornett Nick, Bratton Sue C., April 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Childhood disruptive behaviors in early childhood present difficulties for teachers and parents, can be indicative of emotional and social disturbances for children, and are associated with long-term negative consequences. This quasi-experimental…

Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, Markowitz Anna J., Hall Todd, April 2021
Reports & Papers

Despite the importance of early learning experiences for school readiness and children’s long-term learning trajectories, much of the research on learning during COVID-19 has focused on older, K-12 children. Understanding how the pandemic…

Pears Katherine C., Miao Alicia, Green Beth L., Lauzus Nicole, Patterson Lindsey Brianna, Scheidt Deena, Tremaine Elizabeth, March 2021
Reports & Papers

This report presents the results of a Household Survey that was conducted in Fall 2020 to learn about how the landscape of child care services and supports changed in Oregon during the pandemic and related statewide closures that occurred in the…

Velez Marina S., Barton Erin Elizabeth, Yoder Paul, Wright John C., February 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We examined the effectiveness of systematic prompting of peer-related behaviors delivered during small group academic instructional sessions with three dyads of preschool-aged children with deficits in social competence. One child was randomly…

Giordano Keri, Interra Victoria L., Stillo Giuliana C., Mims Angel T., Block-Lerner Jennifer, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Suspension is defined as a temporary removal from the educational setting where a child is able to return after a determined period of time, while expulsion is the complete and permanent removal of a child from an entire educational system (Gilliam…
Silver H. Callie, Zinsser Katherine M., Zulauf Courtney A., Lowe-Fotos Allison, Estlund Maria, Orr Lori, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Nationwide, 17,000 three-and four-year old children are expelled or suspended from preschool each year (Zeng, Corr, O’Grady, & Guan, 2019). In response, advocates and researchers have called on policymakers to implement policies and legislation…
Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Lewis Hillary, Goka-Dubose Emiko, Abshire Caitlin, January/February 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) programs can support resilience among children with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Yet children impacted by ACEs often experience challenges in ECE. To guide interventions to support school-readiness, a better…
Hemmeter Mary Louise, Fox Lise K., Snyder Patricia A., Algina James J., Hardy Jessica Kristen, Bishop Crystal D., Veguilla Myrna, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Professional development (PD) focused on social, emotional, and behavioral teaching practices has been identified as a critical need for preschool teachers. The Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence is a multi-tiered framework of…
Edge Nicola A. Conners, Kyzer Angela, Abney Ashelyn, Freshwater Audrey, Sutton Melissa, Whitman Kimberly, January/February 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This program evaluation study describes 3 years of implementation of Arkansas’s BehaviorHelp (BH) system, a statewide expulsion prevention support system for early care and education (ECE). BH coordinates three tiers of supports to ECE…

Sheridan Susan M., Knoche Lisa, Boise Courtney E., Witte Amanda L., Koziol Natalie A., Prokasky Amanda, Schumacher Rachel E., Kerby Hannah, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Social-behavioral functioning during early childhood is associated with children’s academic and social success concurrently and over time. This study explored how concurrent, year-to-year, and sustained parent–teacher and student–teacher…

Zulauf Courtney A., Zinsser Katherine M., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Rates of expulsion from early care and education settings (e.g., childcare and preschool programs) exceed those in K–12, and relatively little is known of how to prevent such disciplinary decisions. In addition, expulsion disproportionately affects…
Jackson Dylan B., Testa Alexander, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Food insecurity is a serious public health concern, affecting approximately 15 million children in the U.S. alone. Exposure to household food insecurity has been linked to a host of deleterious outcomes among infants and children, including…

Ursache Alexandra, Gouley Kathleen Kiely, Dawson-McClure Spring, Barajas-Gonzalez R. Gabriela, Calzada Esther J., Goldfeld Keith S., Brotman Laurie Miller, November/December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined longitudinal relations between emotion knowledge (EK) in pre-kindergarten (pre-K; Mage = 4.8 years) and math and reading achievement 1 and 3 years later in a sample of 1,050 primarily Black children (over half from immigrant…