Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Search Results

Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

You can filter your results by keyword, date, resource type, topic, location (state in which the data were collected), grant (federally funded grant that supported the research), publisher, funder, and author. And you can indicate whether to include resources with data from all states, full text, and peer-reviewed research.

Displaying 1 - 15 out of 151 results
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…
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…
Encinger Amy Johnson, Kutaka Traci Shizu, Chernayavskiy Pavel, Acar Ibrahim H., Raikes Helen, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Marginal food security is less studied relative to food insecurity but may also have adverse effects on family outcomes. The present study examined whether parental stress mediated the relationship between marginal food security (MFS) and preschool-…
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.
Westerberg Diana, Newland Rebecca, Mendez Julia L., September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Caregivers are influential in young children's lives. As most children spend time in care outside of the home, it is critical to examine the interplay between parents and schools and how they influence children's development. The current study…
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Early Learning Network, September, 2020
Other
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…
Baker Claire E., Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Gouskova Natalia, Sept/Oct 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used longitudinal cross-lagged modeling to examine reciprocal relations between maternal depression and child behavior problems. Data were drawn from 3,119 children (40% Hispanic, 30% African American, 20% White, and 10% other) from the…
Rodel, Delaware Readiness Teams, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
More than 1,000 Delaware parents shared their thoughts on COVID-19, including appraisals of the just-concluded spring semester, as well as their concerns about returning to classrooms in the fall. Parents weighed in on topics ranging from childcare…
Molina Abigail Palmer, Palinkas Lawrence A., Monro William, Mennen Ferol E., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although providing depression treatment for Head Start mothers may improve child wellbeing, interventions have not been widely used for this purpose. This failure may be due to the characteristics of clients, interventions, or the systems of care in…
University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, 16 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
In this week's post, we report that average family conflict rates have, indeed, significantly increased from pre-pandemic levels across families in our RAPID survey sample. The magnitude of these increases is the same across families, regardless of…
University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, 02 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Balancing work and family life can be challenging for households with young children. The pandemic has increased these difficulties. Our data suggest that many families are trying to fill the gaps created by loss of childcare by caring for their…
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…