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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—…

Early Milestones Colorado, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Ideal Learning, also referred to as whole child or student-centered learning, is an approach that focuses on all aspects of a young child’s development, including physical, academic, and social-emotional growth. Pressure on public educators and…
Cooke Mandy, Francisco Susanne, Press Frances, Wong Sandie, December, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
The theory of practice architectures is a useful theoretical, methodological and analytical tool for educational research. The use of the theory is emerging as germane in early childhood education research. This article explores concepts from the…
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…

Ralston Shane J., September, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Parental overuse of portable technology poses a bonafide threat to the welfare and development of children. In the past decade, researchers have documented this phenomenon whereby parents pay far more attention to handheld electronic devices than to…
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…
Maryland State Child Care Association, Maryland State Child Care Association, 04 May, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is a tally of 309 responses from a statewide survey of COVID-19 pandemic-related issues faced by child care sites in Maryland. Child care providers were asked questions about changes to operating status, ability to adjust to smaller classes,…
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…
Hachey Alyse C., April, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Purpose – This paper discusses early childhood classrooms as powerful spaces for identity work and, more specifically, as a place (or not) for supporting early STEM identity development. It makes the case for educators and researchers alike to…
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…
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…
Nicholson Julie Marie, Kuhl Katie, Maniates Helen, Lin Betty, Bonetti Sara, January, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
With the increasing acknowledgement of the benefits of early childhood education, there is a need to ask critical questions about whether ample leadership exists for guiding ambitious systemic change in the field. This review of leadership in early…
Bergey Rebecca, Quick Heather, Anthony Jennifer, Manship Karen, White Lisa J., Handjojo Candice, Hauser Alison, Keuter Shannon, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Initial findings from the First 5 California-funded Dual Language Learner Pilot Study indicate that overall beliefs about bilingualism and policies in place to support dual language learners (DLLs) are shifting in a direction that promotes the…