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Gardner-Neblett Nicole, Henk Jennifer, Vallotton Claire, Rucker Larra, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Jan-Mar 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Although there have been calls in the early childhood field for effective approaches to preparing the workforce to support optimal early child development, there is a gap in understanding how different types of professional development predict…

Garrity Sarah, Longstreth Sascha, Lazarevic Vanja, Black Felicia V., March 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Although family child care (FCC) programs have been increasingly targeted by quality improvement efforts such as Quality Improvement Rating Systems, research suggests that these efforts often fail to align QRIS supports with the unique needs and…

Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

Kwon Kyong-Ah, Ford Timothy G., Jeon Lieny, Malek Adrien, Ellis Natalie, Randall Ken (Kenneth Edwin), Kile Mia, Salvatore Alicia, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Using a holistic conceptualization of teacher well-being in concert with the Job Demands and Resources (JD-R) framework, our interdisciplinary study examined associations among various job demands and resources and whole teacher well-being (i.e…

Reid Jeanne L., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Melvin Samantha A., March 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

As the provision of publicly funded pre-kindergarten has expanded in recent years, public programs for infants and toddlers have received relatively little policy attention. However, federal, state, and local governments are now trying to promote…

Bassok Daphna, Smith Amy Ela, Markowitz Anna J., Doromal Justin B., June 2021
Reports & Papers

This report takes a closer look at child care staffing issues during COVID using data from a large-scale survey fielded in fall 2020 as part of Virginia’s Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG B-5). Leaders at all child care sites…

Bassok Daphna, Smith Amy Ela, Markowitz Anna J., Doromal Justin B., June 2021
Reports & Papers

This report takes a closer look at child care staffing issues in the wake of COVID using data from three large Louisiana parishes collected in the fall of 2020. In these communities, leaders of all child care sites that receive any public funding…

Crawford April, Vaughn Kelly A., Guttentag Cathy L., Varghese Cheryl, Oh Yoonkyung, Zucker Tricia A., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted early childhood programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in dramatic ways. After temporarily closing, many educators quickly adapted their procedures to ensure children’s safety as they reopened to…

Jalongo Mary Renck, 2021
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 world health crisis has profound implications for the care and education of young children in homes and schools, the lives of preservice and inservice teachers, and the work of college/university faculty. This article begins by…

Hill Zoelene, Ekyalongo Yuko, Paschall Katherine W., Madill Rebecca, Halle Tamara, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This snapshot is the third in a series of reports that describe the demographic characteristics of the ECE workforce using the 2012 NSECE data. The first report provides a descriptive analysis of the professional characteristics and motivations…

Smith Sheila, Nakamura Jennifer, Granja Maribel R., Chow Kirby, Grindal Todd, Perez Nancy K., May 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief represents the second of two reports on the experiences of Arkansas (AR) educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey and focus group information for report one were collected in October and November 2020 (the findings from the first…

Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, Nakamura Jennifer, Granja Maribel R., February 2021
Reports & Papers

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the provision of early childhood education in Arkansas and across the United States. In partnership with the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE), SRI International (SRI), and…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Other

Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…

Douglass Anne L., Chickerella Rachel, Maroney Meredith R., April-June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

An extraordinary number of young children are exposed to trauma that impacts their development and well-being. Early care and education (ECE) programs are uniquely positioned to support children exposed to trauma yet may lack access to resources…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Executive Summary

Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…