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University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, September 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In a previous fact sheet, we described challenges that child care providers are facing during the pandemic. Providers had been experiencing pronounced difficulties paying for basic needs. We also found that this stress has been negatively…

Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on staff support involving professional development, well-being, and retention, during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on results from a survey of Region XI Head Start program directors in which data was collected…

Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on preparation for future emergencies including flexibility in the use of Head Start funds, guidance in creating plans, and trainings to deliver content and services remotely. It is based on results from a…

Williams Ashley C., Montoya Elena, Kim Yoonjeon, Austin Lea J. E., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

California is moving quickly to transform transitional kindergarten (TK) into a universal preschool program to be available to all four-year-olds in the state by 2025 (California Legislative Information, 2021b). This will create the need for as…

University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

U.S. families have long faced challenges finding safe, reliable, and affordable child care. But the weight of this challenge has increased dramatically for families since the beginning of the pandemic. Relying on data from our RAPID‑EC family and…

Ezzo Mark, Kirby Gretchen, McCay Jonathan, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In 2018, Early Milestones Colorado responded to the workforce crisis by launching the Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative. This public-private partnership in Colorado was designed to generate locally driven innovations that…

Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Thornburg Kathy R., Yee Kaily, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Recognizing the importance of these early years, the 23 states that received a renewal grant under the Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG-B5) initiative proposed a variety of efforts aimed at supporting the development of infants and…

Lloyd Chrishana M., Carlson Julianna, Ulmen Kara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This two-part series of briefs gives an overview of the process and lessons learned during the transition from in-person to virtual coaching for the Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative (DELCI). This brief, the first in the series, presents an…
Lloyd Chrishana M., Carlson Julianna, Ulmen Kara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This two-part brief series focuses on the key components of virtual coaching for the Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative (DELCI). The first brief presented an overview of the DELCI coaching model and how it was adapted during COVID-19,…
Caven Meg, Khanani Norman, Zhang Xinxin, Parker Caroline E., March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Staff turnover is a pressing problem in early childhood education. High turnover can create organizational instability and distract from the care and education mandate of early childhood education centers. The Early Childhood Workforce Development…
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To inform policy and program guidance for early childhood education centers, the Early Childhood Workforce Development Research Alliance of the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands wants to learn what factors can influence…
Tout Kathryn, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the longstanding vulnerability of early care and education programs and inequities in the health and financial security of early educators. Addressing new and ongoing needs in the early care and education system (…

National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Spring 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The learning opportunities for early educators need to be sustainable, accessible, self-directed, and relevant. Online professional development programs offer some unique features (e.g., easy access, low cost or free, extended accessibility, time…