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Gans Kim M., Tovar Alison, Kang Augustine W., Ward Dianne Stanton, Cooksey-Stowers Kristen, von Ash Tayla, Dionne Laura, Papandonatos George Dennis, Mena Noereem, Jiang Qianxia, Risica Patricia, December 2022
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Childcare settings are important environments for influencing child eating and physical activity (PA). Family childcare homes (FCCH) care for many children of low-income and diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds who are at greater risk for poor diet…

Akaba Sanae, Peters Lacey E., Liang Eva, Graves Sherryl B., December 2022
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This study examines how policy directives and recommendations implemented during a massive universal Pre-Kindergarten expansion in New York City has impacted teachers’ professional identity. We adapted the critical ecologies of the early…

Beasley D.E., Monsur M., Hu J., Dunn R.R., Madden A.A., December 2022
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Background: Bacterial communities within built environments reflect differences in sources of bacteria, building design, and environmental contexts. These communities impact the health of their occupants in many ways. Children interact with the…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Q4 2022
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Relative to existing reports about early educators’ wellbeing during COVID our study has several notable strengths: (1) it uses data from two time points including a pre-pandemic survey and therefore can capture COVID-related changes; (2) it…

Abdulaziz Noor Amal, August 2022
Reports & Papers

This study was intended to evaluate the impact of socioeconomically disadvantaged children’s participation in the Texas home instruction for parents of preschool youngsters (TXHIPPY) program on their school readiness and academic achievement for…

Bruder Mary Beth, Ferreira Kelly E., August 2022
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Early learning and development standards (ELDS) describe the knowledge, skills, and dispositions young children should demonstrate before kindergarten. This article describes a review of state ELDS for children from birth to 5 years of age to…

Sheppard Mary E., Moran Kaitlin K., August 2022
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In this study, we evaluated the role of the ECPs and how, in that role, they worked with special education teachers and therapists to support families of children with disabilities who reside in one large urban area. The research question guiding…

Roybal-Lewis Angela, August 2022
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Demands placed on early childhood teacher development, teacher candidates, and professionals who prepare future teachers, continue to increase. Although inquiry addresses high-stakes teacher development, research on programs in early childhood …

Abdulaziz Noor Amal, August 2022
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study was intended to evaluate the impact of socioeconomically disadvantaged children’s participation in the Texas home instruction for parents of preschool youngsters (TXHIPPY) program on their school readiness and academic achievement for…

Sisson Susan B., Eckhart Erin, Williams Bethany D., Patel Sarah M., Kracht Chelsea L., Davis Holly A., Ward Dianne Stanton, Hildebrand Deana A., Stoner Julie, Stinner Emily, Kerr Kelly, Salvatore Alicia, August 2022
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Taken together, the first aim of the current study is to characterise FCCH nutrition and physical activity practices, policies, nutrition self-efficacy and barriers and food programme knowledge in a sample of FCCH providers in Oklahoma. The…

Artman-Meeker Kathleen, Fettig Angel, Cunningham Jennifer E., Chang Huan-Ching, Choi Gounah, Harbin Shawna G., August 2022
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We used an iterative process to design the Tiered Coaching Model (TCM) to support preschool teachers’ implementation of the Pyramid Model. In the TCM, teachers are matched to one of three coaching tiers based on their observed classroom practices…

Hammer Carol Scheffner, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Jury Karen A., Sawyer Brook E., July 2022
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As the number of dual language learners (DLLs) increases globally, it is critical that well-developed questionnaires are available to researchers and educators that capture the characteristics and language experiences of preschool DLLs and their…

McCormick Meghan P., Pralica Mirjana, Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Moffett Lillie, Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Weissman Amanda Ketner, Zhang Kehui, Maier Michelle F., Snow Catherine, Davies Emily, Taylor Anne, Sachs Jason, July 2022
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The sustaining environments hypothesis theorizes that the lasting effects of PreK programs are contingent on the quality of the subsequent learning environment in early elementary school. The current study tests this theory by leveraging data…

Shapiro Anna, Bassok Daphna, July 2022
Reports & Papers

This report describes findings from a survey of nearly 3,000 Virginia parents and caregivers of children ages 3-5 enrolled in early care and education programs in winter of 2020-21. It compares the experiences of caregivers whose child has a…

Xue Yange, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Vogel Cheri, Cannon Judith, July 2022
Reports & Papers

This report uses Baby FACES 2018 data to provide a descriptive snapshot of overall quality in Early Head Start classrooms, with a focus on teacher–child relationship quality. In addition, we examine how classroom practices and other aspects of…

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