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Sparr Mariel, Cachat Patrice, Bartko W. Todd, Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—serving elementary age children and representing diverse geographic regions, settings, and populations served—view their roles and contributions to provide gender-aware afterschool programming.…

Bartko W. Todd, Sparr Mariel, Filene Jill H., Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Afterschool programs provide opportunities for physical activity for millions of children in the United States. This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—representing diverse geographic regions, program settings, and served populations—…

Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present investigation examined the benefits of pre-K through the end of kindergarten for children from low-income homes who lived in a large and diverse county (n = 2,581) as well as factors associated with a reduction in benefits during the…
Child Care Aware of America, November, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet addresses questions related to children experiencing homelessness: When are children and families considered homeless? What should child care professionals do to support homeless children and families? How are states required to use…
Doss Christopher, Frickle Hans, Loeb Susanna, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
This study assesses the effects of two text-messaging programs for parents that aim to support the development of math skills in prekindergarten students. One program focuses purely on math, while the other takes an identical approach but focuses on…
Gordon Rachel A., Sheridan Kathleen M., Bates Julia, de Souza Samantha, Pradzinski Anne, Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Gender disparities in academic achievement are of longstanding scholarly and societal concern. In the extensive literature on this topic, however, relatively few studies have considered the non-parental child care contexts where children spend…

Yamashiro Amy, McLaughlin John, October, 2020
Other
This report presents a five-year trend of children under age six who are experiencing homelessness at the national level, in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It uses data collected from 2013-14 to 2017-18 by the…
Mason Rihana S., Bass Lori Ann, August/September 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Research suggests children from low-income environments have vocabularies that differ from those of their higher-income peers. They may have basic knowledge of many words of which children from higher income environments have…

Aikens Nikki, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Tarullo Louisa B., Malone Lizabeth M., Kelly Annalee, Cannon Judith, July-September 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study uses a resiliency framework to provide a national portrait of the strengths and resources of low-income Black and Hispanic/Latino boys served by Head Start. Findings suggest that although low-income boys of color are a vulnerable subgroup…
Baker Erin R., Jensen Cjersti J., Moeyaert Mariola, Bordoff Samantha, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With nearly half of all children under age six living in poverty, it is imperative to explore the development of income-related childhood aggression. Here, we specifically examine how family socioeconomic status (SES) relates to children's physical…
Mulvey Kelly Lynn, Miedema Sally Taunton, Stribing Alexandra, Gilbert Emily, Brian Ali Sara, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children typically report primarily same-gender friendships across childhood. However, there is growing awareness of the benefits of gender-integrated friendships and gender integration in schools, especially for social-emotional domains. The…
Iruka Iheoma U., Curenton Stephanie M., Sims Jacqueline, Blitch Kimberly, Gardner Shari L., Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used pre-academic and socioemotional data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth (ECLS-B) Cohort to examine the profiles of Black girls' school readiness skills from preschool through kindergarten. In addition to examining…
SchoolHouse Connection, 13 March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet provides strategies in terms of safety, services, and learning for homeless children and youth during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Muschkin Clara G., Ladd Helen F., Dodge Kenneth A., Bai Yu, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Based on growing evidence of the long-term benefits of enriched early childhood experiences, we evaluate the potential for addressing gender disparities in elementary school through early care and education programs. Specifically, we explore the…
Shaw Sara H., Hirilall Ashley, Halle Tamara, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
The experience of homelessness is a known risk factor for young children, ages birth to 5. Children experiencing homelessness benefit from early care and education (ECE); however, states, communities and ECE providers face many barriers to ensuring…