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Bassok Daphna, Smith Amy Ela, Markowitz Anna J., Doromal Justin B., June 2021
Reports & Papers

This report takes a closer look at child care staffing issues in the wake of COVID using data from three large Louisiana parishes collected in the fall of 2020. In these communities, leaders of all child care sites that receive any public funding…

Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Schochet Owen N., Martin Anne, Castle Sherri, Tulsa SEED Study Team, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) teachers are paid strikingly low wages, yet are increasingly expected to advance children’s learning by offering high-quality classroom environments. Teachers’ capacities to provide high-quality instruction should be…
Doss Christopher, Frickle Hans, Loeb Susanna, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
This study assesses the effects of two text-messaging programs for parents that aim to support the development of math skills in prekindergarten students. One program focuses purely on math, while the other takes an identical approach but focuses on…
Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Partika Anne, Tulsa SEED Study Team, Castle Sherri, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research findings: This study uses newly available data on low-income children and their teachers in a mixed-delivery, publicly funded early care and education (ECE) system to document the prevalence of personal and economic stressors that ECE…
Rojas Natalia M., Morris Pamela A., Balaraman Amudha, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Achieving high-quality preschool at scale is challenging; to do so likely entails a combination of program standards, teacher qualifications and compensation, on-site quality monitoring, and professional development (PD). This study aims to examine…
LeMaster Barbara, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using videotaped interaction of U.S. preschool classrooms, this study investigates how children learn to manage peer conflict. Whether conflict occurs vocally or non-vocally affects socialization of children’s behaviors. Negotiation of arguments by…
Ansari Arya, Gottfried Michael A., September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a sample of pre-K attendees from 11 states in the United States (n = 2,966), we examined whether early childhood educational experiences contribute positively or negatively to later preschool absences. Although some of the most important…
Phillips Beth M., Oliver Felesa, Tabulda Galiya, Jackson Carla Wood, Funari Chelsea, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study reports on the development, structure, and associations with practice for a new measure of preschool teachers' knowledge about language and vocabulary development and how to support this development in the classroom. Results from…
Scalise Nicole R., Daubert Emily N., Ramani Geetha B., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Low-income preschoolers have lower average performance on measures of early numerical skills than middle-income children. The present study examined the effectiveness of numerical card games in improving children's numerical and executive…
Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Smith Amy Ela, Oleson Laura, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
It is particularly uncommon to have comparable information about early educators working across all three of the primary types of publicly-funded ECE settings: subsidized child care, Head Start, and school-based pre-kindergarten. To fill this gap,…
Johnson Anna D., Partika Anne, Schochet Owen N., Castle Sherri, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study dives into an underexplored set of teacher characteristics that likely shape the ways teachers interact with children. Rather than focusing on more distal teacher characteristics like education and certification, this study hones in on a…
Johnson Anna D., Partika Anne, Schochet Owen N., Castle Sherri, October, 2019
Executive Summary
This study dives into an underexplored set of teacher characteristics that likely shape the ways teachers interact with children. Rather than focusing on more distal teacher characteristics like education and certification, this study hones in on a…
Weixler Lindsay Bell, Valant Jon, Bassok Daphna, Doromal Justin B., Gerry Alica, 06 June, 2019
Reports & Papers
The early childhood enrollment process involves searching for programs, applying, verifying eligibility (for publicly funded seats), and enrolling. Many families do not complete the process. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to assess…
Ding Peng, Feller Avi, Miratrix Luke W., 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Understanding and characterizing treatment effect variation in randomized experiments has become essential for going beyond the "black box" of the average treatment effect. Nonetheless, traditional statistical approaches often ignore or assume away…
Paliwal Veena, Baroody Arthur J., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The cardinality principle (CP), which specifies that the last number word used in the counting process indicates the total number of items in a collection, is a critically important aspect of numeracy. Only one published study has focused on how…