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Bishop-Josef Sandra J., February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
High-quality early childhood care and education programs can help ameliorate the challenges faced by Nebraska children living in rural communities. These programs also strengthen the current and future workforce, contribute to a strong economy and…
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-…

Tilhou Rebecca, Eckhoff Angela, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The purpose of this report is to direct attention to the issues related to childhood in rural Virginia, as rural localities present a unique set of challenges for young children and families. In the sections that follow, we present an overview of…
Dinkel Danae, Dev Dipti A., Guo Yage, Sedani Ami, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Abel Kayla, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the physical activity environment in childcare programs across type (childcare centers [CCCs] and family childcare homes [FCCHs]) and geographic location (urban and rural) as assessed by physical activity…
Phillips Beth M., Koon Sharon, Folch David C., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Evidence suggests that participation in high quality early childhood education supports the school readiness of young children. Therefore, it is important to understand whether children from different geographic regions, such as urban and rural…
Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This study explored whether knowing more about the location of early childhood education sites and the characteristics of the neighborhood (in this case, the census tract) in which they are situated would improve understanding of the factors that…
Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, October, 2020
Other
This appendix (Appendix A. Methods) is related to a study that explores neighborhood characteristics and quality rating scores of early childhood education sites in North Carolina.
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Early Learning Network, September, 2020
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Parents are in a unique position to provide consistent stimulation and support for children's learning during the pre-K to kindergarten transition. Our research uncovers how family engagement changes over time, and how this looks in different types…
Swenson Emilie, Hawes Susy, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this project was to ascertain a more detailed understanding of parents’ views on developmental screenings and family, friend, and neighbor care for young children from immigrant, refugee, and/or asylee communities that speak either…
Paschall Katherine W., Halle Tamara, Maxwell Kelly, June, 2020
Reports & Papers

The purpose of this report is to use nationally representative data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to provide a descriptive comparison of the types of ECE available in high-density urban, moderate-density urban…

Sheridan Susan M., Koziol Natalie A., Witte Amanda L., Iruka Iheoma U., Knoche Lisa, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The transition to kindergarten is foundational for children's future school performance and families' relationships with the educational system. Despite its well-documented benefits, few studies have explored family engagement across the pre-…

Speirs Katherine E., Gordon Rachel A., Powers Elizabeth T., Koester Brenda D., Fiese Barbara H., February/March 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Family child care providers widely participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), yet their participation experiences have not been studied. To fill this gap, we used a mixed methods approach that combined survey…
Ressler Robert, Ackert Elizabeth S., Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Mexican-origin families face complex ethnic and immigration-based barriers to enrollment in early childhood education programs. As such, reducing barriers to enrollment for this population requires a better understanding of how Mexican-origin…
Melzi Gigliana, McWayne Christine M., Ochoa Wendy, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study examined the concurrent relations between culture-specific dimensions of family engagement for low-income, Pan-Latine families and children’s narrative ability, a critical predictor of reading success. One hundred seventy-five…

Bettencourt Amie F., Gross Deborah, Bower Kelly, Francis Lucine, Taylor Kathryn, Singleton Demetria L., Han Hae Ra, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to identify indicators of parent engagement in early learning that would be relevant for children's academic success; equitable for all families regardless of social, educational, or economic backgrounds; and actionable…