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Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Executive Summary
Over the course of the evaluation, we addressed ten research questions organized under two broad headings: (1) the assessment process and tier ratings and (2) coaching (Table S.1). To address these research questions, the RAND study team engaged in…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
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Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. The RAND Corporation conducted a developmental evaluation…
Early Milestones Colorado, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Five Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grants supported local innovative solutions to compensation, recruitment, education and career pathways, and working conditions. These projects were chosen based upon readiness, quality partnerships,…
Hemmeter Mary Louise, Fox Lise K., Snyder Patricia A., Algina James J., Hardy Jessica Kristen, Bishop Crystal D., Veguilla Myrna, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Professional development (PD) focused on social, emotional, and behavioral teaching practices has been identified as a critical need for preschool teachers. The Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence is a multi-tiered framework of…
Guo Ying, Dynia Jaclyn M., Lai Mark H. C., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using data from 73 early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers and 837 preschool children, this study examined whether teachers experienced differences in self-efficacy in teaching children with and without disabilities, as well as whether…
Figueras-Daniel Alexandra, Li Zijia, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The mounting numbers of young Hispanic children in the United States (now about 25% of those under five) require unique considerations in efforts to meet their particular needs for preschool education. Among the most agreed upon practices to address…
Li Hui, Forbes Anne, Yang Weipeng, January, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue of the journal Early Education and Development examines early STEM education by covering topics about curriculum and pedagogy, teacher education and professional development, family environment, and inclusive education.
Li Hui, Forbes Anne, Yang Weipeng, January, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue on early STEM education collects ten articles that present a series of studies covering topics about curriculum and pedagogy, teacher education and professional development, family environment, and inclusive education for…
McLean Caitlin, Austin Lea J. E., Whitebook Marcy, Olson Krista L., 2021
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Since 2016, the biennial Early Childhood Workforce Index has tracked the status of the early care and education workforce and related state policies in order to identify promising practices for improving early educator jobs and changes over time.…
Wright Tanya S., Parks Amy Noelle, Wilinski Bethany, Domke Lisa, Hopkins Laura J., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine preK certification requirements for literacy and mathematics coursework to understand policy trends across the United States. We were interested in examining whether teacher certification requirements in…
Barker Kim Stevens, Kim Do-Hong, Pendergraft Elizabeth, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This article reports findings from a study to investigate the efficacy beliefs, experiences, and instructional practices of pre-kindergarten (pre-k) teachers from a high-need district who engaged in collaborative professional learning experiences…

Farewell Charlotte V., Quinlan Jennie, Melnick Emily, Powers Jamie N., Puma Jini E., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The early childhood education (ECE) workforce plays a key role in promoting early childhood development by their interactions with young children during formative years. However, the inherent demands of the profession and the work conditions…

Lipscomb Shannon T., Chandler Kelly D., Abshire Caitlin, Jaramillo Jamie, Kothari Brianne Hood, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood teachers play a central role in children’s learning and development. Yet, they encounter stressors that can negatively impact their well-being, relationships with children, and, ultimately, job retention. To inform efforts to support…
Moffett Lillie, 2021
Reports & Papers

Given the well-documented relation between executive functioning (EF) and math skills in preschool, there is a surprising lack of evidence on early intervention approaches that have successfully, and consistently, impacted both EF and math skills…

Freedman Darcy A., Tisch Daniel J., Ciesielski Timothy, Yamoah Owusua, Borawski Elaine, Minnes Sonia, Burkhart Kimberly, Dimitropoulos Anastasia, Nock Nora, Lee Eun Kyung, Embaye Milen, Doernberg Ellen, Balser Sarah, Lewis-Miller Carlos, Sommer Rachael, Marks M. E., Ogland-Hand Callie, O'Brien Molly, Ross Kristie, December 2020
Reports & Papers

The study team analyzed statewide Serious Incident Reporting data submitted by child care programs to ODJFS to examine trends in COVID-19 cases among child care staff and children. Within the selected 10 counties, the study engaged child care…