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Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on issues that concern making contact with and providing services to enrolled families during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on results from a survey of Region XI Head Start program directors in which data was…

Jung Kwanghee, Barnett W. Steven, August 2021
Reports & Papers

Based on a survey of 954 parents of children ages 3-5, this report examines pre- and post-pandemic home and preschool learning activity participation, along with parents' plans for summer and fall. Key lessons from the survey are provided.

Slicker Gerilyn, Barbieri Christina A., Collier Zachary K., Hustedt Jason T., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The kindergarten transition has implications for children’s short- and long-term academic trajectories. In this study, we assess the role that parent expectations about kindergarten readiness and parent–child home activities have on children’s…

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…
Boit Rachel, Conlin Dana, Barnes Amanda C., Hestenes Linda L., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Using Yosso’s community cultural wealth framework, this qualitative study explored the strengths families, a refugee agency and preschool program have as they support the educational needs of preschool-aged refugee children. Twelve semi-…

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…

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…
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…
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…
Sheridan Susan M., Knoche Lisa, Boise Courtney E., Witte Amanda L., Koziol Natalie A., Prokasky Amanda, Schumacher Rachel E., Kerby Hannah, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Social-behavioral functioning during early childhood is associated with children’s academic and social success concurrently and over time. This study explored how concurrent, year-to-year, and sustained parent–teacher and student–teacher…

McFadden Karen E., Shannon Jacqueline D., DeSousa Jahnavi, December 12 2020
Reports & Papers

This study was undertaken by researchers from Brooklyn College at the City University of New York in partnership with the New York City DOE DECE and DOHMH BEI. A key goal of this research project was to address gaps in the literature as well as…

Rymanowicz Kylie, Hetherington Chelsea, Larm Brooke, Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Farm- and nature-based early childhood education programs have a unique potential to provide young children with skills and experiences that build a strong foundation for future learning and environmental stewardship, but can also to extend positive…
Jones Jennifer Call, Hampshire Patricia Korzekwa, McDonnell Andrea P., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Engaging parents in their children’s education beginning in early childhood leads to improved academic and social outcomes for children (Brannon and Dauksas in PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement 1:94–105, 2012). In the field of early childhood…
Padilla Christina M., Oct-Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parent engagement has been a cornerstone of Head Start since its inception in 1965. Prior studies have found evidence for small to moderate impacts of Head Start on parenting behaviors but have not considered the possibility that individual Head…
Cate Deborah, Dell Penny, Littlefield Ruth, Riepe Benjamin, Whaley Kathy T., 23 September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
ECTA Center hosted a series of discussions between Spring-Summer 2020 with teachers, providers, administrators, and families from across the country and gathered supporting research. In listening to their stories, it became apparent that these times…