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Crawford April, Vaughn Kelly A., Guttentag Cathy L., Varghese Cheryl, Oh Yoonkyung, Zucker Tricia A., September 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…

Swigonski Nancy L., James Brandy, Wynns Whitley, Casavan Kara, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study sought to measure early childhood educators’ personal physical, emotional and financial stress impact related to the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic in Indiana. More research on early childhood educator stress and well-being is…

University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, September 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In a previous fact sheet, we described challenges that child care providers are facing during the pandemic. Providers had been experiencing pronounced difficulties paying for basic needs. We also found that this stress has been negatively…

Randall Ken (Kenneth Edwin), Ford Timothy G., Kwon Kyong-Ah, Sisson Susan B., Bice Matthew R., Dinkel Danae, Tsotsoros Jessica, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Seeking personal well-being and life satisfaction during a global pandemic can be daunting, such is the case for early care and education teachers who were considered non-health care essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The potential…

Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on staff support involving professional development, well-being, and retention, during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on results from a survey of Region XI Head Start program directors in which data was collected…

Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on preparation for future emergencies including flexibility in the use of Head Start funds, guidance in creating plans, and trainings to deliver content and services remotely. It is based on results from a…

Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Goka-Dubose Emiko, Lewis Hillary, Fisher Philip A., Q3 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) is an important developmental context for nurturing resilience with young children experiencing adversity. In particular, strengthening the capabilities of adult caregivers, such as ECE teachers, to mitigate the…
McKelvey Lorraine, Forsman J. Andrew, July 2021
Reports & Papers

This report summarizes the results of three studies on how the COVID pandemic has affected early childhood care and education (ECCE) providers, staff, and children in Arkansas. The studies were conducted by 1) the Research and Evaluation Division…

Ramos Manica F., Weber Jennifer, Thompson Joy A., Werk Lloyd, Shuell Julie, Woods Kenza, Bamdad Tiffany, July 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The aim of this study was to test a training and technical assistance program in early care and education (ECE) center-based programs focused on obesity prevention – Healthy Way to Grow (HWTG). After completing a self-assessment, ECE programs…

Li Ann, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Nguyen Tutrang, July 2021
Reports & Papers

The goal of this brief is to describe PD experiences from a field test of the We Grow Together (WGT) Professional Development System. Specifically, this brief addresses the following questions: / Who were the PD providers in the WGT field test…

Markowitz Anna J., Cubides-Mateus Deiby Mayaris, Bassok Daphna, July 2021
Reports & Papers

Using data from over 4,000 early educators working in publicly funded school-based pre-kindergarten programs, child care centers, and family day homes in Virginia, this brief describes changes in the prevalence of depression symptoms relative to…

University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

U.S. families have long faced challenges finding safe, reliable, and affordable child care. But the weight of this challenge has increased dramatically for families since the beginning of the pandemic. Relying on data from our RAPID‑EC family and…

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…

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…

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…