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Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, August 2021
Reports & Papers

This report’s findings shed light on the everyday contributions Head Start assistant teachers make to classroom quality, measured through teacher-child interactions. This report aims to help policymakers, education administrators, and…

Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Goka-Dubose Emiko, Lewis Hillary, Fisher Philip A., Q3 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) is an important developmental context for nurturing resilience with young children experiencing adversity. In particular, strengthening the capabilities of adult caregivers, such as ECE teachers, to mitigate the…
Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines the prevalence of home-based child care providers who report serving at least one child whom they identify as having a disability. Although many families choose home-based child care, researchers know very little about how…

Chodron Gail, Pizur-Barnekow Kris, Viehweg Stephan, Puk-Ament Alexandra, Barger Brian, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although intervening early can improve child and family outcomes when a child has a developmental disability, most children with developmental delays are not identified prior to school entry. Childcare professionals can play a key role in…
Meyer Lori, Wood Valerie, Northey Kaitlin, March 30 2021
Reports & Papers

As part of Vermont's Preschool Development Birth through Five (PDG B-5) grant, Drs. Meyer, Wood, and Northey led The Promoting Inclusion and Exploring Supports (PIES) Project to assess supports for children with specialized needs in Vermont's…

Rumper Brooke, Frechette Elizabeth, Greenfield Daryl B., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study examined the roles that language of assessment, language dominance, and teacher language use during instruction play in Dual Language Learner (DLL) science scores. A total of 255 Head Start DLL children were assessed on equated…

Choi Ji Young, Ryu Dahyung, Van Pay Craig K., Meacham Sohyun, Beecher Constance, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a multiple methods approach, this study investigated (1) Head Start teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding dual language learning and education for dual language learners (DLLs), and (2) the received supports, challenges, and needs teachers…
Gold Zachary S., Elicker James, Kellerman Ashleigh M., Christ Sharon L., Mishra Aura, Howe Nina, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Engineering play is a new framework for understanding constructive block building as a design process. The current study examined associations between engineering play with wooden unit blocks and mathematics and spatial skills of…
Guo Ying, Dynia Jaclyn M., Lai Mark H. C., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using data from 73 early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers and 837 preschool children, this study examined whether teachers experienced differences in self-efficacy in teaching children with and without disabilities, as well as whether…
Palermo Francisco, Thibodeau-Nielsen Rachel, Han Seunghee, Mikulski Ariana M., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined the association between Spanish-speaking preschoolers’ (N = 137; M age = 53 months; SD = 4 months; 53% boys) effortful control (EC) and English vocabulary and letter-word skills. We also examined whether close teacher-child relationships…
McFadden Karen E., Shannon Jacqueline D., DeSousa Jahnavi, December 12 2020
Reports & Papers

This study was undertaken by researchers from Brooklyn College at the City University of New York in partnership with the New York City DOE DECE and DOHMH BEI. A key goal of this research project was to address gaps in the literature as well as…

Early Milestones Colorado, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
A summer 2020 survey of the impact of COVID-19 on families revealed widespread uncertainty about education and care plans and worries about young children’s mental health. In November 2020 some of these same families spoke with Early Milestones…
Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Delgado Christine F., Bailey Jhonelle, Futterer Jenna, Gruen Rinatte L., Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study utilized a population-based approach to examine the prevalence of children identified with disabilities in a large, urban Head Start program serving diverse preschool children living in poverty (N = 7,301). In addition, the study examined…
Smith Sheila, Ferguson Daniel, Burak Elisabeth Wright, Granja Maribel R., Ortuzar Catalina, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report examines features of states' Part C Early Intervention (EI) programs that help them identify and serve infants and toddlers with social-emotional (SE) delays and mental health conditions. A 50-state survey conducted by the National…
Castro Dina Carmela, Hammer Carol Scheffner, Franco Ximena, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Burchinal Margaret, November 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The diversity of experiences among bilingual children is reflected in the variability of abilities in each of their languages. This paper describes the CECER-DLL Child and Family, and Teacher Questionnaires and discusses the utility of these…