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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…
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…

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…

Jones Jennifer Call, Hampshire Patricia Korzekwa, McDonnell Andrea P., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Engaging parents in their children’s education beginning in early childhood leads to improved academic and social outcomes for children (Brannon and Dauksas in PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement 1:94–105, 2012). In the field of early childhood…
Lang Sarah N., Jeon Lieny, Schoppe-Sullivan Sarah J., Wells Michael B., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Understanding the correlates of young children's social emotional development is important to optimally support children's long-term success. Objective This study examined the associations among dimensions of parent–teacher cocaring…
Eismann Emily A., Brinkmann Carolyn, Theuerling Jack, Shapiro Robert A., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Childhood adversity is strongly associated with poor health and well-being in childhood and adulthood. Young children are at greatest risk during their developmental years. Child care providers can participate in preventing the impact of adversity…
Moen Amanda L., Sheridan Susan M., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
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The current study reports the evidence for the reliability (via coefficient ?, coefficient ?) and validity (via confirmatory factor analysis, correlations) of the Teacher Efficacy for Promoting Partnership measure. Participants were 255 in-service…
Brotherson Sean E., Saxena Divya, Lammers Shea, Bushaw Kimberly, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
North Dakota State University, Extension led efforts to expand understanding and opportunities for family engagement (Goal 3.10). This report presents findings based on three focus groups across the state, as well as a parent feedback survey…
Szente Judit, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper shares reflections on over 50 live Zoom instructional lessons with toddlers and preschoolers amid the first three weeks of school closures due to COVID-19 in the State of Florida. Reflections resulted in three themes: 1) implementing…
Bettencourt Amie F., Gross Deborah, Bower Kelly, Francis Lucine, Taylor Kathryn, Singleton Demetria L., Han Hae Ra, 2020
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The purpose of this study was to identify indicators of parent engagement in early learning that would be relevant for children's academic success; equitable for all families regardless of social, educational, or economic backgrounds; and actionable…
Porterfield Mary Lee, 2020
Reports & Papers

The infant-toddler period is recognized as critical to children’s concurrent and subsequent outcomes and success in school and life. The quality of early care and education (child care) for children at this sensitive period of development…

Melzi Gigliana, McWayne Christine M., Ochoa Wendy, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study examined the concurrent relations between culture-specific dimensions of family engagement for low-income, Pan-Latine families and children’s narrative ability, a critical predictor of reading success. One hundred seventy-five…

Merrill Emily, Biggs Amanda, Levinson Dora, Truzansky Beth, 2020
Reports & Papers

BBF Parent Ambassadors disseminated a survey intended to evaluate the early childhood system’s delivery of services, supports, and timely information about programs for Vermont’s families with children 0-5 with the aim of informing and improving…

Cutshaw Chris, Mastergeorge Ann M., Barnett Melissa A., Paschall Katherine W., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parent engagement in early care and education (ECE) settings is a component of high quality childcare, yet little is known about mechanisms of parent engagement in centre-based care. Using a nationally representative U.S. sample, we examined centre…
Simpson Donald, Mazzocco Philip J., Loughran Sandra, Lumsden Eunice, Clark Rory McDowall, Winterbottom Christian, 17 December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parent-practitioner engagement in the early years has become a key policy in remediating the negative effects of poverty upon children's early educational outcomes. Although this approach is shared across several developed countries there has been…