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Morris Suzann, Smith Linda K., May 2021
Reports & Papers

Little research exists on the role faith-based child care plays for many families in the United States. As COVID-19 impacted child care’s already fragile system, lessons learned from the faith-based community are a valuable asset to understand…

Giordano Keri, Interra Victoria L., Stillo Giuliana C., Mims Angel T., Block-Lerner Jennifer, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Suspension is defined as a temporary removal from the educational setting where a child is able to return after a determined period of time, while expulsion is the complete and permanent removal of a child from an entire educational system (Gilliam…
Gebhart Tracy, Carlson Julianna, Harris Phoebe, Epstein Dale J., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Although there has recently been an increased focus on the benefits and challenges of implementing a salary or compensation parity policy, little has been written about how these policies affect the ECE workforce directly. The purpose of this brief…
Orizaba Lorena, Gorman Brenda K., Fiestas Christine E., Bingham Gary E., Terry Nicole Patton, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine narrative language samples of Spanish-speaking preschoolers to analyze changes in microstructural and macrostructural skills in their first language (L1) from fall to spring, relationships between…
English Alan, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study sought to gain greater understanding of how youth at a faith-based privately-funded after-school program perceive relationships within the program. As the existence of a strong personal relationship is widely theorized to be a precursor…
Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The goal of this study is to understand the relationship between the community around an ECE and classroom health quality by program arrangement (Head Start, community-based childcare, family childcare home) by the following specific aims: Aim 1…

Bachman Heather J., Degol Jessica L., Elliott Leanne, Scharphorn Laura, El Nokali Nermeen E., Palmer Kalani M., April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The present study examined the amount of exposure to math activities that children of low socioeconomic status (SES) encounter in private community-based preschool classrooms and whether greater time in these activities predicted…
Paulk Amber, Seaton Kali, Yuille Angela, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It has long been an established view that children who attend high-quality early learning programs are more likely to be school ready. However, some studies have found that program quality is not as important to child outcomes as is participating in…
United Neighborhood Houses of New York, March, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief addresses issues concerning community-based early childhood education in New York City, focusing on quality comparison, staff retention, salary and funding disparities, and enrollment procedures.
Faria Ann-Marie, Doggett Libby, Yudron Monica, Lower Richard, Roth Erin, 11 December, 2015
Multimedia
This webinar features three presentations on the expansion of pre-kindergarten into community settings. The first presenter discusses federal initiatives designed to expand pre-kindergarten programs. Next, a presenter from Massachusetts shares…
Faria Ann-Marie, Doggett Libby, Yudron Monica, Lower Richard, Roth Erin, 11 December, 2015
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that features three presentations on the expansion of pre-kindergarten into community settings. The first presenter discusses federal initiatives designed to expand pre-kindergarten programs. Next,…
Finch Jenna E., Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Q2 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined associations between caregiver sensitivity and responsiveness in child care experienced at age 4 and children's effortful control skills at age 5, among 154 preschoolers who attended community-based child care settings. Sensitive…
Lewsader Joellen, Elicker James, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Multiple types of child care are exempt from government licensure or regulation in the United States, yet previous research has shown that stricter adherence to regulatory standards predicts higher quality programs. This study compares global child…
Frabutt James M., Waldron Rachel, September, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood is a critically formative stage of human development and the educational experiences of children at this young age impact their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical competencies. In the U.S., early childhood education has grown…
Lewsader Joellen, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Multiple types of child care are exempt from state licensure or regulation yet research has shown that stricter adherence to standards for a child care program predicts higher quality programs. This study compares three groups of church-sponsored…