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Aikens Nikki, Nguyen Tutrang, Harding Jessica F., February, 2021
Literature Review
This brief focuses on what we know about how the Pre-K CLASS relates to children’s outcomes in general, and whether its relationships with outcomes differs for key subgroups of children. By summarizing findings of the most recent studies published…
do Vale Marjorie Rafaela Lima, Farmer Anna P., Ball Geoff D. C., Gokiert Rebecca, Maximova Katerina, Thorlakson Jessica, May 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

Purpose: To explore the selection, use, and reporting of theories, models, and frameworks (TMFs) in implementation studies that promoted healthy eating in center-based childcare. Data Source: We searched 11 databases for articles published…

Coffey Amelia, Isaacs Julia B., January, 2019
Literature Review

In this brief, we aim to support CCDF lead agencies and researchers by summarizing methods used in previous research and evaluation projects. We review 19 recent studies that examine efforts to improve the skills and professional development of…

Towson Jacqueline A., Fettig Angel, Fleury Veronica P., Abarca Diana L., November, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Dialogic reading (DR) is an evidence-based practice for young children who are typically developing and at risk for developmental delays, with encouraging evidence for children with disabilities. The purpose of this review was to comprehensively…
Brunsek Ashley, Perlman Michal, Falenchuk Olesya, McMullen Evelyn, Fletcher Brooke A., Shah Prakesh S., 06 June, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) and its revised version (ECERS-R) were designed as global measures of quality that assess structural and process aspects of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs. Despite frequent…

Perlman Michal, Falenchuk Olesya, Fletcher Brooke A., McMullen Evelyn, Beyene Joseph, Shah Prakesh S., 30 December, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

The quality of staff/child interactions as measured by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs is thought to be important for children's outcomes. The CLASS is made of three domains…

Aikens Nikki, Akers Lauren, Atkins-Burnett Sally, November, 2016
Literature Review
The literature review report for the Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care (Q-CCIIT PD Tools) project summarizes the state of the field, highlighting the most promising methods and approaches for enhancing…
Caronongan Pia, Kirby Gretchen, Boller Kimberly, Modlin Emily L., Lyskawa Julia, April, 2016
Literature Review
This report summarizes the findings of a literature review conducted as part of the Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality ECE (ECE-ICHQ) project funded by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation within the Administration for…
Schachter Rachel E., November, 2015
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The goal of this study was to examine empirical research on the design, delivery, and measurement of the effects of professional development (PD) for early childhood educators in order to provide insight into what the field has accomplished as well…
Macy Marisa G., Bagnato Stephen J., Macy Robert S., Salaway Jennifer, April-June 2015
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Conventional tests and testing procedures are used predominately to determine eligibility for early intervention and early childhood special education programs and services. Such traditional tests must have critical attributes to ensure accurate and…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Buysse Virginia, Fuligni Allison Sidle, Burchinal Margaret, Espinosa Linda M., Halle Tamara, Castro Dina Carmela, Q4 2014
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
As the number of young dual language learners (DLLs) in early care and education (ECE) programs is increasing, it is critical to examine how well measures of the quality of practices in these settings reflect the needs of the diverse groups of…
Downer Jason T., Yazejian Noreen, April, 2013
Literature Review
A discussion of the concepts of quality and quantity in the implementation of early childhood interventions, and an examination of the use of implementation data in early childhood intervention research, based on a review of 57 journal articles
Yu Seon Yeong, Ostrosky Michaelene, Fowler Susan A., November, 2012
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A review of 19 research studies on young children's attitudes toward peers with disabilities, with an emphasis on measures of the cognitive, affective, and behavioral aspects of attitudes
Yilmaz Kursad, Altinkurt Yahya, Fall 2012
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This study aims to examine articles published in Turkey on Preschool Education both in terms of subject and method. Sample of the study based on document analysis in qualitative method consists of seven Turkey-based journals indexed in SSCI (Social…
Mouratidou T., Mesana M. I., Manios Yannis, Koletzko B. (Berthold), Chinapaw M. J. M., De Bourdeaudhuij Ilse, Socha Piotr, Iotova Violeta, Moreno L. A., March, 2012
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A review of studies that utilize assessment tools to measure food intake, physical activity, and sedentary behavior in obesity intervention strategies targeting mainly preschool children across Europe