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Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, August 2021
Executive Summary

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…

Lazarin Melissa, Park Maki, 2021
Executive Summary

A scan of federal, state, and local programs and policies shows considerable variation in approaches to collecting information about the linguistic characteristics of young children and their families. It also points to some promising practices…

Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Delgado Christine F., Bailey Jhonelle, Futterer Jenna, Gruen Rinatte L., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood programs, such as Head Start, that serve children at risk can implement programmatic screening procedures to ensure equitable identification of children displaying a range of socioemotional and behavioral needs. We examined…
Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Executive Summary
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…
Bailey Ann E., August, 2019
Executive Summary
The Inclusion Coaching Program (ICP) continues its long history of providing coaching to licensed child care providers throughout Minnesota, with the goal of supporting those providers in serving young children who have special needs and/or…
Park Maki, Katsiaficas Caitlin, McHugh Margie, April, 2018
Executive Summary
Seeking to better understand current policies and practices in this arena, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) coordinated an international study of the challenges and successes major host countries in Europe and North America are experiencing in…
Baker Megina, Paez Mariela M., March, 2018
Executive Summary
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs across the United States are experiencing an increasing level of linguistic and cultural diversity among the children they serve. Dual Language Learners (DLLs)--young children who grow up speaking…
Pompa Delia, Park Maki, Fix Michael, December, 2017
Executive Summary
This is a summary of a brief that focuses on the leveraging of federal funding via the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to strengthen the early childhood education workforce and better serve young children who are dual language learners (DLLs).
Miller Elizabeth B., 2017
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
National Head Start policy mandates incorporating Dual Language Learner (DLL) children's home language in classroom instruction. It is less clear, however, how this is actually implemented in early childhood classrooms. In four local Head Start…
Shivers Eva Marie, Farago Flora, Yang Charles, August, 2016
Executive Summary
The overall goal of the analyses described in this brief, Brief #3 in a series of four, was to explore and analyze a growing segment of child care providers in the U.S., Latina Family, Friend, and Neighbor providers, and to contextualize these…
Gross Jeff, Ntagengwa Christine, March, 2016
Executive Summary
This report begins with an overview of ECEC service provision in the United States. It then describes refugee populations in Massachusetts and how refugee families access child-care services, including the process of obtaining child-care vouchers…
Morland Lyn, Ives Nicole, McNeely Clea, Allen Chenoa, March, 2016
Executive Summary
This study reveals the challenges and successes of collaboration between refugee resettlement services and Head Start, and demonstrates that increasing the Head Start enrollment of young children in refugee families is possible through intersectoral…
Hammer Carol Scheffner, Sawyer Brook E., 2016
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
Parents are encouraged to read books to their young children because of the impact book reading can have on later language and literacy development. However, few book-reading programs are designed for parents of culturally diverse backgrounds. The…
Matera Carola, Armas Elvira, Lavadenz Magaly C., 2016
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This research to practice paper summarizes a study on professional development in the form of in-situ coaching for transitional kindergarten (TK) DLL teachers as they implemented a practice known as scaffolded dialogic reading. The practice itself…
Mallory Emily, Luze Gayle J., 2016
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This research to practice paper summarizes a study on milieu language strategies implemented by Head Start teachers during center time, a time when children could choose what learning center to be at, such as dramatic play, reading books, sand table…