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Swindle Taren, McBride Nicole M., Selig James P., Johnson Susan L., Whiteside-Mansell Leanne, Martin Janna, Staley Audra, Curran Geoffrey M., May 12 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Together, We Inspire Smart Eating (WISE) is an intervention for the early care and education setting to support children’s exposure to and intake of fruits and vegetables. WISE emphasizes 4 evidence-based practices (EBPs): (1) use of…

Han Myae, Buell Martha J., Hallam Rena A., Hooper Alison, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The quality of early care and education affects a wide range of children’s experiences and developmental outcomes. Family Child Care (FCC) is no exception, and attention to increasing the quality of Family Child Care is needed. The purpose of the…

Tebben Erin, Lang Sarah N., Sproat Eliza B., Owens Jovanna Tyree, Helms Sydney, April-June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Stress has been shown to negatively impact early childhood teachers’ abilities to provide high quality, responsive environments for young children. Previous studies of early childhood teacher stress have focused on the tasks and responsibilities…

Coggins Kim, Carnes-Holt Kara, April 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This randomized repeated-measured active control group study examined the efficacy of child–teacher relationship training (CTRT) as a mental health intervention in rural Head Start programs with at-risk children. Experimental group child…

Thornburg Kathy R., Yee Kaily, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Recognizing the importance of these early years, the 23 states that received a renewal grant under the Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG-B5) initiative proposed a variety of efforts aimed at supporting the development of infants and…

Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Weiland Christina, Taylor Anne, Penfold Louisa, Snow Catherine, Sachs Jason, McCormick Meghan P., March 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief is part of an ongoing study that is tracking implementation of the Boston Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) expansion, including effects of the COVID-19 crisis on UPK community-based centers. We use administrative and interview data to…

Caven Meg, Huckle Erin, Zhang Xinxin, February 2021
Reports & Papers

This report summarizes the results of an evaluation of Vermont’s Early Childhood Professional Development System (ECPDS). The evaluation was commissioned by Vermont’s Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families, Child…

Caven Meg, Huckle Erin, Zhang Xinxin, February 2021
Executive Summary

This study set out to identify the strengths of the Early Childhood Professional Development System (ECPDS); assess the challenges facing the ECPDS, and make recommendations to support the strengthening of the system. This evaluation marks a…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Kiscaden Sarah, March 2021
Reports & Papers

We compared teacher emotional wellbeing, financial wellbeing and job commitment before and during COVID both overall and separately for child care and school-based pre-k sites using data from the fall 2019 and 2020 waves of the Study of Early…

Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, Markowitz Anna J., Hall Todd, April 2021
Reports & Papers

Much has been written about the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning in K-12 education, including the challenges of remote learning and increasing educational inequities, but there has been less focus on how COVID-19 has altered teaching…

Bassok Daphna, Herring Walter, Bellows Laura, April 2021
Reports & Papers

Through the Study of Early Education in Louisiana, a longstanding Research Policy Partnership, we invited leaders of every state-approved ECAC program to complete a survey aimed at identifying the obstacles teachers face en route to earning an…

Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, Markowitz Anna J., Hall Todd, April 2021
Reports & Papers

Despite the importance of early learning experiences for school readiness and children’s long-term learning trajectories, much of the research on learning during COVID-19 has focused on older, K-12 children. Understanding how the pandemic…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Bellows Laura, DiCarlo Cynthia F., Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, 2021
Executive Summary

This report presents key information about the costs of and funding mechanisms for early childhood care and education in Louisiana and the impacts on the early education workforce including (1) the prevalence of turnover, (2) potential drivers of…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Bellows Laura, DiCarlo Cynthia F., Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, 2021
Other

This report presents key information about the costs of and funding mechanisms for early childhood care and education in Louisiana and the impacts on the early education workforce including (1) the prevalence of turnover, (2) potential drivers of…

Ritchie Lorrene D., Keeton Victoria, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Vitale Elyse Homel, Au Lauren, Alkon Abbey, January 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The study evaluated an educational intervention with family child care home (FCCH) providers to implement nutrition standards. A convenience sample of licensed California FCCH providers (n=30) attended a 2-hour, in-person group training in…