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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.

Bassok Daphna, Clancy Meghan, Michie Molly, Doromal Justin B., Schoppa Isabelle, July 2021
Reports & Papers

In Virginia, early educators teaching virtually were much more concerned about their students’ learning, social skills, and behavior relative to those teaching in-person. Families can provide another important perspective, especially because many…

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
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…

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…

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…

Pears Katherine C., Miao Alicia, Green Beth L., Lauzus Nicole, Patterson Lindsey Brianna, Scheidt Deena, Tremaine Elizabeth, March 2021
Reports & Papers

This report presents the results of a Household Survey that was conducted in Fall 2020 to learn about how the landscape of child care services and supports changed in Oregon during the pandemic and related statewide closures that occurred in the…

Pears Katherine C., Miao Alicia, Green Beth L., Lauzus Nicole, Tremaine Elizabeth, March 2021
Executive Summary

In March of 2020, many services and supports for families were suspended or otherwise disrupted due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This report presents the results of a Household Survey that was conducted in Fall 2020 to learn about how the…

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…
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…
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…

Afterschool Alliance, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet examines unmet demand for and parental satisfaction with afterschool programs in the Arkansas – Mississippi Delta region, based on data collected for the 2020 America After 3PM survey.
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…