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Jalongo Mary Renck, 2021
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 world health crisis has profound implications for the care and education of young children in homes and schools, the lives of preservice and inservice teachers, and the work of college/university faculty. This article begins by…

Slicker Gerilyn, Hustedt Jason T., December, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Persisting socioeconomic gaps in school readiness have inspired research examining aspects of the pre-K experience that could reduce these gaps. A strategy that deserves consideration is the socioeconomic diversity of classrooms. In this literature…
Acevedo-Polakovich Ignacio D., Spring Hannah E., Stacy Sara T., Nordquist Erica A., Normand Mary M., November, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
In the United States (U.S.), Early Head Start programs provide important services and resources that can benefit children and families. While additional benefits occur when these programs engage fathers, Early Head Start has historically experienced…
McDaniel Marla, Woods Tyler, Pratt Eleanor, Simms Margaret C., November, 2017
Literature Review

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the US Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) contracted the Urban Institute (Urban) to develop a better understanding of racial and ethnic…

Esposito Andrea M., Coughlin Rebecca, Malick Steven, Sama-Miller Emily, Del Grosso Patricia, Kleinman Rebecca, Paulsell Diane, August, 2017
Literature Review
To assess the evidence of effectiveness of culturally relevant models that have been implemented in tribal communities, HomVEE conducted a systematic review in fall 2010 focusing specifically on studies relevant to tribal communities. Our search for…
Morrissey Taryn, March, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) enables parental employment and provides a context for child development. Theory suggests that lower child care costs, through subsidized care or the provision of free or low-cost arrangements, would increase the use…
Averett Paige, Hegde Archana V., Smith Justin, March, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This article presents the first systematic review of all the existing peer-reviewed literature (n = 20) on gay and lesbian parents and their children in early childhood education settings. The review includes articles that were empirical or…
Anderson Jim, Anderson Ann, Sadiq Assadullah, March/April 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
In this article, we review the literature on the impact of family literacy programmes on young children's language and literacy learning. After defining family literacy, we present a brief historical overview of family literacy programmes, including…
Kim Hye-Jin, Kang Hyun, Johnson-Motoyama Michelle, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This systematic review examines theoretical and empirical research on the psychological well-being of grandparents who provide supplementary care for their grandchildren. The review included 15 articles that met inclusion criteria. Seven of these…
Grindal Todd, Bowne Jocelyn, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, Schindler Holly S., Duncan Greg J., Magnuson Katherine A., Shonkoff Jack P., November, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Many early childhood education (ECE) programs seek to enhance parents' capacities to support their children's development. Using a meta-analytic database of 46 studies of ECE programs that served children age three to five-years-old, we examine the…
Carneiro Alexandra Manuela Paiva, Dias Pedro Miguel Brito da Silva, Soares Isabel Maria Costa, October, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood is a common period for the onset of internalizing and externalizing problems. Many are the risk factors that contribute to the emergence of these types of problems. Literature enhances the importance of viewing the child as part of a…
Corr Catherine, Santos Rosa Milagros, Fowler Susan A., May, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act mandates that very young children with disabilities be served through Part C services. Families of young children with disabilities who are also living in poverty are often the primary recipients of…
Capps Randy, Koball Heather, Campetella Andrea, Perreira Krista Marlyn, Hooker Sarah, Pedroza Juan M., September, 2015
Literature Review
This report reviews the literature on the impacts of parental deportation on children, and on their needs for health and social services. (author abstract)
Morris Heather, Skouteris Helen, Edwards Susan, Rutherford Leonie, August, 2015
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Partnering early childhood education and care (ECEC) and the home together may be more effective in combating obesogenic risk factors in preschool children. Thus, an evaluation of ECEC obesity prevention interventions with a parental component was…
Akgunduz Yusuf Emre, Unver Ozgun, Plantenga Janneke, Nicaise Ides, 2015
Literature Review
In this report, we summarise the literature with regard to the effects of ECEC on maternal employment and child development, the two outcomes that are most often cited to justify investments in ECEC. Next, we present the costs and funding of ECEC…