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Seegert Sara, Meehan Taylor D., Veres Regina A., September 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed

In-person safety programs for pre-kindergarten children were not able to go on in their usual way during the summer of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While some communities opted to cancel the programs, one organization in Northwest Ohio…

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…

National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief will help states, territories, and Tribes reflect on the supports child care providers need as they reopen child care that closed during the pandemic. It will also help them come into compliance with health and safety training and…

Bartko W. Todd, Sparr Mariel, Filene Jill H., Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of the Improving Programs, Policies, and Services to Promote Healthy Development in Middle Childhood in Afterschool Settings Project (MCASP). It presents characteristics of the five study sites along with key…

Bartko W. Todd, Sparr Mariel, Filene Jill H., Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Afterschool programs provide opportunities for physical activity for millions of children in the United States. This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—representing diverse geographic regions, program settings, and served populations—…

Sparr Mariel, Morrison Colleen, Miller Kassandra, Bartko W. Todd, Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Literature Review

This literature review sought to - Supplement and update existing literature and meta-analytic reviews of social-emotional and behavioral health outcomes achieved in afterschool programs, with a specific focus on those serving children 6 to 12…

Mak Toby C. T., Chan Derwin K. C., Capio Catherine M., 20 January, 2021
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Recent evidence has emphasized the importance of the early childhood years for developing lifelong physical activity patterns. As such, evidence-informed programs that create opportunities for young children to engage in physical activity are needed…
Stites Michele L., Sonnenschein Susan, Dowling Rebecca, Gay Brittany, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: These two studies examined the different mathematical opportunities provided in preschool classrooms, with a particular focus on the availability of mathematical-themed books in classroom libraries. In study one, we interviewed…
Sheridan Kathleen M., Wen Xiaoli, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This is an evaluation study of the effectiveness of an online early mathematics professional development program for early childhood teachers. The eight online courses, along with the Math at Home: Early Math Matters website and…
King Yemimah A., Purpura David J., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A number of studies provide evidence that the home numeracy environment is important for the development of early numeracy skills. There is also evidence that preschoolers understanding of math language is a strong predictor of numeracy skills.…
Dinkel Danae, Rech John P., Guo Yage, Bice Matthew R., Hulse Emily, Behrends Donnia, Burger Christy, Dev Dipti A., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Go Nutrition and Physical activity Self Assessment in Child Care (NAP SACC) is an evidence based intervention developed to positively impact childhood obesity in early childhood education (ECE) facilities. One focus of Go NAP SACC is the…

Kohel Kara, Hatton-Bowers Holly, Williams Natalie A., Dev Dipti A., Behrends Donnia, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Dingman Holly, Dinkel Danae, Gebhart Liz, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Purpose Breastfeeding and responsive feeding are important practices that support the health of infants and women. In the United States, breastfeeding continuation rates remain lower than recommended, and working women face additional challenges…

Ezran Marie, Trude Angela C. B., Hepworth Allison D., Black Maureen M., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective: To evaluate demographic differences in parent website engagement in a child care−based wellness intervention. Design: Parent-reported demographic characteristics and observed website engagement were averaged by child care centers…

James Bell Associates, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This summary presents the results of a literature review to identify afterschool programs serving children aged 6–12 that report positive outcomes in social-emotional, behavioral, or physical health. (author abstract)

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…