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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…
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…

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…
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…
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-…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
Malone D. Michael, January, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Few would argue against the importance of ethics in early childhood teacher preparation and practice. However, arguing for something in principle does not always lead to action. The purpose of this paper is to bring attention to the need for a…
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…
Hamm Katie, Baider Allegra, White Catherine, Robbins Katherine Gallagher, Sarri Cathy, Stockhausen Megan, Perez Nina, October, 2019
Other
The United States can and should build a child care system that provides affordable options for families with children from birth through school age. Families would select from a range of child care options that meets their child's needs and…
Public Citizens for Children and Youth, October, 2019
Other
Here's what can happen if we make sure the families who are low and mid-income can afford high-quality care for their babies and toddlers: Children get a strong start in life and their parents can work and know their child's development is being…