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Ramos Manica F., Bamdad Tiffany, Lloyd Chrishana M., January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As preschools and schools continue to reopen, caregivers (e.g., child care providers and teachers) are quickly pivoting to using virtual platforms to support and engage families in children’s learning. This rapid transition has left little time to…
Gerde Hope K., Pikus Arianna E., Lee Kyung Sook, Van Egeren Laurie A., Quon Huber Melissa S., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Families make important contributions to children’s learning across multiple developmental domains by providing quality educational experiences in the home and community. Until now, it was unknown what resources low-income families provide at home…
Jackson Michael, Kaiser Ashley, Battle Danielle, Wan Carol, Quenneville Garrett, Kincel Brian, Cox Christina, January, 2021
Other
The National Household Education Surveys Program of 2019 (NHES:2019) Data File User’s Manual provides documentation and guidance for users of the NHES:2019 data files. The manual provides information about the purpose of the study, the sample design…
Barnett W. Steven, Jung Kwanghee, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
To learn about the pandemic’s impacts on young children’s learning and development NIEER developed a parent survey regarding children’s home learning activities and preschool participation during the pandemic. The first survey was conducted in…
Koning Ashley, Morgan Kyle, 2021
Other
Ipsos Public Affairs (Ipsos) conducted the Fall 2020 Home Learning Study on behalf of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The study collected data about life at home with young children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Respondents answered…
Peyton Samantha, deMonsabert Jessica, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of research-based practices and policies that state leaders can use to support meaningful family engagement in children’s early learning, which ultimately improves child and family outcomes. State leaders’ actions can…
Zulauf Courtney A., Zinsser Katherine M., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Rates of expulsion from early care and education settings (e.g., childcare and preschool programs) exceed those in K–12, and relatively little is known of how to prevent such disciplinary decisions. In addition, expulsion disproportionately affects…
Barnett W. Steven, Grafwallner Rolf, Weisenfeld GG, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 pandemic tremendously disrupted ECE in the U.S., closing many private programs and nearly all public preschool and primary classrooms. To understand this impact, we used multiple strategies, including a nationwide survey of parents;…

Afterschool Alliance, May 2021
Reports & Papers

With the pandemic radically changing the landscape of summer 2020, as typical summer experiences were cancelled or changed to meet health and safety protocols, the Afterschool Alliance commissioned nationally representative follow-up surveys of…

Afterschool Alliance, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet is based on the report, Time for a Game-Changing Summer, With Opportunity and Growth for All of America’s Youth, and provides 2019 and 2020 parent survey data, along with data from a provider survey conducted February – March 2021…

Afterschool Alliance, May 2021
Executive Summary

Time for a Game-Changing Summer, With Opportunity and Growth for All of America’s Youth, reviews the America After 3PM summer 2019 findings, with 2020 parent and provider summer survey data included to shed light on what young people are…

Ezran Marie, Trude Angela C. B., Hepworth Allison D., Black Maureen M., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective: To evaluate demographic differences in parent website engagement in a child care−based wellness intervention. Design: Parent-reported demographic characteristics and observed website engagement were averaged by child care centers…

Puccioni Jaime, Froiland John Mark, Moeyaert Mariola, February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschool teachers can help support families and children successfully transition to kindergarten by utilizing transition practices that support parental involvement and create smooth linkages between early care settings and formal schooling.…
Gross Deborah, Bettencourt Amie F., Taylor Kathryn, Francis Lucine, Bower Kelly, Singleton Demetria L., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives Parent engagement in early learning has historically been defined quite broadly and it is unclear whether those designing, implementing, evaluating, or participating in parent engagement initiatives conceptualize parent engagement in the…
Paschall Katherine W., Moore Kristin Anderson, Pina Gabriel, Anderson Samantha, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
The analyses in this brief examine the associations between a young child's experiences and the extent to which parents report that the child is healthy and ready to learn. Data used for these analyses are from the 2017 and 2018 waves of the Health…