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Swindle Taren, Phelps Joshua, Schrick Britney, Johnson Susan L., December 1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The early care and education (ECE) environment has the potential to affect both children and their families. Food insecurity in ECE and its management may be an important influence. Objectives of this mixed methods study were to (1) elicit…

McKenna Meaghan, Soto Xigrid, Cheng Ke, Haynes Elizabeth, Osorio Amanda, Altshuler Joan, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This article describes the development and administration of a survey to identify early childhood educators’ successes and barriers when delivering remote instruction (e.g., online whole or small group instruction) during the COVID-19 pandemic to…

Zambrana Ruth E., Amaro Gabriel, Butler Courtney, DuPont-Reyes Melissa, Parra-Medina Deborah, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction. Prior to 1980, U.S. national demographic and health data collection did not identify individuals of Hispanic/ Latina/o heritage as a population group. Post-1990, robust immigration from Latin America (e.g., South America, Central…

Farah Martha J., Sternberg Saul, Nichols Thomas A., Duda Jeffrey T., Lohrenz Terry, Luo Yi, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, Ramey Sharon L., Montague Read, Ramey Craig T., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Does early exposure to cognitive and linguistic stimulation impact brain structure? Or do genetic predispositions account for the co-occurrence of certain neuroanatomical phenotypes and a tendency to engage children in cognitively stimulating…

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, June 2021
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Brummet Quentin, Coyle Patrick, Sepulvado Brandon, May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We study the effects of differentially private (DP) noise injection techniques in a survey data setting, using the release of cost of early care and education estimates from the National Survey of Early Care and Education as a motivating example…

Derrick-Mills Teresa, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief explains how to engage stakeholders in your research and the benefits of doing so. We use examples from recent early care and education studies to show how Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) stakeholders have been included in…

Gordon Rachel A., Peng Fang, Curby Timothy W., Zinsser Katherine M., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recent reviews have called attention to limitations of existing observational measures of early childhood classroom quality, including low rater agreement, ceiling/floor effects, and imprecise estimation. We offer an introduction to the many-facet…
Delaney Katherine K., Krepps Karen, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For Head Start programs, the 2010 enactment of the Head Start Designation Renewal System (HS-DRS) reflects a national trend in rising accountability related to classroom quality for early childhood programs. Under HS-DRS, all Head Start programs are…
Coelho Vera, Astrom Frida, Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, Sjoman Madeleine, Farran Dale Clark, Bjorck-Akesson Eva, Christopher Caroline Heaton, Granlund Mats, Almqvist Anna-Lena, Grande Catarina, Pinto Ana Isabel, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Across countries, there are important differences related to the goals, organization, and educational philosophies of care provided to young children prior to formal schooling. Those differences are likely reflected in the classroom practices and…
Burroughs Robb, Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Zuschlag Dirk, April 2021
Reports & Papers

The 2020 market rate survey included a survey of the universe of 6,896 licensed child care providers known to be open across the state. Providers received a postcard announcing the survey, an email invitation, and a mailed paper survey. Providers…

Burroughs Robb, Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Zuschlag Dirk, April 2021
Executive Summary

The 2020 market rate survey included a survey of the universe of 6,896 licensed child care providers known to be open across the state. Providers received a postcard announcing the survey, an email invitation, and a mailed paper survey. Providers…

Cascio Elizabeth U., April, 2021
Other
This chapter concerns the state of the literature on early childhood education (ECE) – formal programs offering group instruction for children younger than the standard eligibility age for public education. I describe how ECE programs can be…
Herrick Fritz, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
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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…