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Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., Dev Dipti A., Lowery Bryce, Horm Diane M., Campbell Janis E. (Janis Elaine), Finneran Denise A., Graef-Downard Jennifer, Whaley Linda, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The influence of community-built environments on physical activity (PA) support in Early Childhood Education settings (ECEs) is unknown. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to determine associations between community PA environments and…

Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Georgetown University. McCourt School of Public Policy. FutureEd, March, 2021
Other
This appendix provides charted results of FutureEd conducted research on the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), pre-K, kindergarten readiness/entry measures, and K-2 assessments used in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Chernoff Jodi Jacobson, Keuter Shannon, Uchikoshi Yuuko, Quick Heather, Manship Karen, February, 2021
Other
This paper begins by discussing some of the issues that arise when conducting research with young DLLs and the challenges that result from the lack of high-quality, validated assessments in multiple languages. The First 5 California DLL Pilot Study…
Fan Xumei, Linder Sandra M., D'Amico Leigh Kale, White Kelley Mayer, Pawloski Tammy, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The impact of children’s health, wellbeing, and family environment on their learning and development is evident. Identifying the needs of children and their families is the first step to effectively developing and implementing programs that…

Infurna Charles J., Montes Guillermo, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research study investigated the effects of preschool dosage on kindergarten readiness in an urban school district (n= 1,464). This study was guided by one research question: do children who attend two years of structured early childhood…
Maier Michelle F., Hsueh JoAnn, McCormick Meghan P., September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As the federal and state governments increasingly invest in ECE programs to improve their quality, MDRC is leading several studies that conceive and measure the quality of ECE classrooms in new and innovative ways. In particular, MDRC is focusing on…
Keengwe Grace, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
While assessment is key in every field of learning, how it is accomplished determines the outcome. The early childhood grades present a challenge as children are young and of different abilities. There isn’t a standard way early childhood programs…
Talan Teri N., August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Early care and education programs are largely open for business during this time of COVID-19. Program leaders are currently responsible for meeting new health and safety requirements, often restricted to lower enrollments, incurring increased costs…
Hodges Katherine S., August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This snapshot uses data from the State of Preschool Yearbook surveys that have been collected for more than 15 years to investigate state policies regarding pre-K assessment. Questions include: which of the 45 states with state-funded pre-K programs…
Iruka Iheoma U., DeKraai Mark, Walther Janell, Sheridan Susan M., Abdel-Monem Tarik, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
According to Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory (Bronfenbrenner & Evans, 2000), children's early development and learning are influenced by multiple systems, including the microsystem (e.g., family poverty level), mesosystem (e.g., home-…
Baker Megina, May, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This commentary explores how teacher research is exactly the tool we need for moving the needle on both professionalizing our field and addressing societal inequities. First, let’s look back at prior teacher research on equity; then, we’ll consider…
Moore Kristin Anderson, Paschall Katherine W., Pina Gabriel, Anderson Samantha, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Because families are the first nurturers and educators of their children, it is helpful for policymakers and other stakeholders to understand how family characteristics, the activities in which families engage, and their neighborhood circumstances…
Graham Patrick J., Shuler?Krause Elizabeth, March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
It is widely accepted that assessment plays a role in monitoring the development of young children with special needs in early intervention/early childhood settings. The process of assessing young children's language skills often looks for delays…
Acevedo-Garcia Dolores, Noelke Clemens, McArdle Nancy, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is a report on the initial measurement of neighborhood quality using the Child Opportunity Index 2.0 in 100 metropolitan areas across the United States. This new metric considers many factors, including early education, to provide a score…