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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.

Edwards Susan, May 20 2021
Literature Review

This paper reports the findings of an integrative review of the literature conducted to gain insight into the relationship between process quality, curriculum and pedagogy. Process quality attends to those aspect of early childhood education and…

Slutsky Ruslan, Kragh-Muller Grethe, Rentzou Konstantina, Tuul Maire, Gol-Guven Mine, Foerch Daniela Fenu, Prieto Jesus Paz-Albo, May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Technology plays a large role in the daily experiences of young children. Presently, technology is used both to support and enhance ‘educational’ activities and in the context of children’s play. The aim of the present study is to understand how…

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…
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…

Melnick Hanna, Plasencia Sara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This research review summarizes what is known about the extent to which COVID-19 spreads in child care and preschool programs. It synthesizes findings from 11 studies that measure transmission in these settings, both in the United States and…
Singer Elly, Wong Sandie, March, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
We discuss oral history interviews with academics who laid the foundation of research and pedagogies in daycare for under three-year-olds in Europe and North and South America since the 1970s. Their work is clearly embedded in the social-political…
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…
Jackson Jacklyn Kay, Jones Jannah, Nguyen Hanh, Davies Isabella, Lum Melanie, Grady Alice, Yoong Sze Lin, 19 January, 2021
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

As a strategy for early childhood obesity prevention, a variety of dietary behavior and physical activity policies and guidelines published by leading health agencies and early childhood education and care (ECEC) licensing and accreditation…

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…

Takagi Yumiko, Batten Paul, Rattenborg Karen, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
International collaborative research has great value in helping each of the participant’s view their respective situations from novel and various perspectives. When people involved in the same work tackle problems from different perspectives, new…
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…