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Kirby Gretchen, Douglass Anne L., Lyskawa Julia, Jones Christopher, Malone Lizabeth M., March, 2021
Literature Review
The purpose of this literature review is to understand what is known about what leadership looks like within center-based ECE settings and how it functions to improve center quality and, in turn, children’s experiences and outcomes. We look to the…
Jackson Jacklyn Kay, Jones Jannah, Nguyen Hanh, Davies Isabella, Lum Melanie, Grady Alice, Yoong Sze Lin, 19 January, 2021
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

As a strategy for early childhood obesity prevention, a variety of dietary behavior and physical activity policies and guidelines published by leading health agencies and early childhood education and care (ECEC) licensing and accreditation…

Thomson Dana, Cantrell Emily, Guerra Gabriella, Gooze Rachel A., Tout Kathryn, September, 2020
Literature Review

A recent report, Defining and Measuring Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education (ECE): A Guidebook for Policymakers and Researchers (Access Guidebook), supports movement toward more consistent definitions, analysis, and reporting on…

Alazri Zeinab, Hanna Kathleen M., May, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: Although school personnel are in a good position to identify cases of abuse and neglect, they may fail to report these cases. This failure may leave victims to suffer the negative effects of abuse and neglect and deprives them of possible…
Pontier Ryan W., Boruchowski Ivian Destro, Olivo Lergia I., 2020
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The population of students learning and using more than one language in the United States has more than doubled in the past 30 years. This is especially true in early childhood, which makes it crucial that educators of young emergent bilingual…
Shaw Sara H., Partika Anne, Tout Kathryn, February, 2019
Literature Review
The purpose of this review is to provide a synthesis of research on child care subsidy stability published in the last five years. The review builds on a previous summary completed in 2013. Additionally, this report highlights important…
Holm Stephanie M., Leonard Victoria, Durrani Timur, Miller Mark D., January, 2019
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Background: Children in child care settings have a high infectious burden. They are frequently exposed to sanitizing and disinfecting agents, whose toxicities have not been studied in these settings. Current guidance on the preferred disinfection…
Francis Lucine, Shodeinde Lara, Black Maureen M., Allen Jerilyn, 10 June, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

Childhood obesity is a major public health concern in the US. More than a third of young children 2-5 years old are placed in nonrelative child care for the majority of the day, making the child care setting an important venue to spearhead…

Czumbel Ida, Quinten Chantal, Lopalco Pierluigi, Semenza Jan C., ECDC Expert Panel Working Group, 2018
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Background: Information on the incubation period and period of infectiousness or shedding of infectious pathogens is critical for management and control of communicable diseases in schools and other childcare settings. Methods: We performed a…
Tout Kathryn, Magnuson Katherine A., Lipscomb Shannon T., Karoly Lynn A., Starr Rebecca, Quick Heather, Early Diane Marie, Epstein Dale J., Joseph Gail E., Maxwell Kelly, Roberts Joanne, Swanson Chris, Wenner Jennifer, December, 2017
Literature Review

The purpose of this report is to compile and analyze findings from 10 validation studies examining ratings of early care and education (ECE) programs participating in state Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). The availability of recent…

Larson Nicole, Looby Anna Ayers, Frost Natasha, Nanney Marilyn S., Story Mary, October, 2017
Literature Review
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Child-care settings and the combination of policies and regulations under which they operate may reduce or perpetuate disparities in weight-related health, depending on the environmental supports they provide for healthy eating and activity. The…
O'Conner Rosemarie, De Feyter Jessica Johnson, Carr Alyssa, Luo Jia Lisa, Romm Helen, February, 2017
Literature Review
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This is the second in a series of four related reports about…
Raudenbush Stephen W., Eschmann Robert D., August, 2015
Literature Review
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Does experience in school increase or reduce social inequality in skills? Sociologists have long debated this question. Drawing from the counterfactual account of causality, we propose that the impact of going to school on a given skill depends on…
Brown Christopher P., Lan Yi-Chin, January, 2015
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Peer Reviewed
As school readiness continues to gain prominence on political agendas across the globe, policymakers have also implemented reforms that demand improved student performance. While these demands for improved student achievement have been shown to…
Faulkner Monica R., McDermott H., Wilson L.M., 2015
Literature Review
With almost half of the population in poverty and vast proportions of the island immigrating to the United States for better prospects, Puerto Rican children and families are struggling. The following literature review provides a chronology of…