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Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, King Carlise, Martinchek Kassandra, Isaacs Julia B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
This list includes resources useful to researchers and agency staff who analyze state-level early care and education (ECE) administrative data for research purposes. The term administrative data refers to information about individual children,…
Cooke Mandy, Francisco Susanne, Press Frances, Wong Sandie, December, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
The theory of practice architectures is a useful theoretical, methodological and analytical tool for educational research. The use of the theory is emerging as germane in early childhood education research. This article explores concepts from the…
Cook Thomas D., Zhu Naixin, Klein Alice, Starkey Prentice, Thomas Jaime, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study uses a within study comparison design (WSC) to conduct a novel test of how much causal bias results when researchers use a nonequivalent comparison group design type (NECGD) that combines: (a) a comparison group local to the treatment…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Mathur Ambika, November, 2020
Other
This resource guide provides information for researchers about administrative data collected on federal policies and programs that (in whole or part) support young children with disabilities. (author abstract)
Mason Rihana S., Bass Lori Ann, August/September 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Research suggests children from low-income environments have vocabularies that differ from those of their higher-income peers. They may have basic knowledge of many words of which children from higher income environments have…

Lyskawa Julia, Kirby Gretchen, Caronongan Pia, Kelly Annalee, Burwick Andrew, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ) project, funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, recruited and collected data…
Sandstrom Heather, Isaacs Julia B., August, 2020
Other
As states and territories make decisions about child care policies, they may find it useful to collect data from child care providers. Existing administrative records, such as child care licensing data or workforce registries, offer answers to many…
Oster Emily, 19 June, 2020
Other
An economics professor at Brown University has been crowdsourcing data on COVID-19 cases and rates of transmission among children and staff at child care centers that remained open during the pandemic of 2020. Data were collected via voluntary…
Lester Ashlee M., Chow Jason C., Melton Theresa N., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Afterschool programs are designed to promote academic achievement and youth development as well as mitigate risk for students who attend. Systematic reviews have reported that afterschool programs are associated with increased academic proficiency,…
Datta A. Rupa, Ugarte Gabriel, Resnick Dean M., 2020
Reports & Papers

For most data quality assessments, we wish to determine the suitability of the data for a particular substantive analysis. In this study, we had three objectives for data quality assessment: 1) What can we learn about bias or other error in the…

Linberg Anja, Kluczniok Katharina, Burghardt Lars, Freund Jan-David, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although observational instruments are considered to be the gold standard for measuring toddler childcare quality, large-scale studies often have to rely on interviews or questionnaires. However, it remains unclear whether such reports can serve as…
Schultz David, Groth Elisabeth, Vanderwalde Holly, Shannon Katherine, Shuttlesworth Mary, Shanty Lisa, May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Throughout middle childhood and adolescence, hostile intent attributions fairly consistently predict levels of aggression. Across 28 published studies in early childhood, however, researchers have found less consistent relationships. We believe this…
Datta A. Rupa, Milesi Carolina, Gelatt Julia, 15 March, 2018
Multimedia

The NSECE data files include extensive geographic data about sampled providers and households, the communities in which those providers and households are located, and other characteristics such as distances. The goal of this webinar is to…

Tang Yang, Cook Thomas D., Kisbu-Sakarya Yasemin, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In the "sharp" regression discontinuity design (RD), all units scoring on one side of a designated score on an assignment variable receive treatment, whereas those scoring on the other side become controls. Thus the continuous assignment variable…
Datta A. Rupa, Gelatt Julia, Sandstrom Heather, 22 February, 2018
Other

The NSECE data files include extensive geographic data about sampled providers and households, the communities in which those providers and households are located, and other characteristics such as distances. The goal of this webinar is to…