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Chodron Gail, Pizur-Barnekow Kris, Viehweg Stephan, Puk-Ament Alexandra, Barger Brian, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although intervening early can improve child and family outcomes when a child has a developmental disability, most children with developmental delays are not identified prior to school entry. Childcare professionals can play a key role in…
Dinkel Danae, Rech John P., Guo Yage, Bice Matthew R., Hulse Emily, Behrends Donnia, Burger Christy, Dev Dipti A., 2021
Reports & Papers
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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
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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…

Shope Timothy R., Walker Benjamin H., Aird Laura, Southward Linda H., Martin Judith M., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
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This was a 2016 telephone-based survey of child care center directors randomly selected from a national database of licensed United States child care centers and queried about influenza vaccine requirements. Conceptually related items were grouped…
Dinkel Danae, Dev Dipti A., Guo Yage, Sedani Ami, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Abel Kayla, October-December 2020
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The purpose of this study was to examine the physical activity environment in childcare programs across type (childcare centers [CCCs] and family childcare homes [FCCHs]) and geographic location (urban and rural) as assessed by physical activity…
Dooley Erin E., Thi Christina A., Browning Cari, Hoelscher Deanna M., Byrd-Williams Courtney E., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
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Ensuring young children have adequate opportunities for physical activity (PA) is important, and policies at childcare centers may help to ensure children have adequate opportunities. The purpose of this study is to examine the associations between…
Somers Tarah S., Freed Jennifer, Wendel Arthur M., Williams Dana, March, 2020
Other
In 2017, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released the Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education Guidance Manual. The guidance manual helps environmental and public health professionals ensure that early care and…
Green Beth L., Ayoub Catherine, Bartlett Jessica Dym, Furrer Carrie Jean, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Buttita Katherine, Von Ende Adam, Koepp Andrew, Regalbuto Eric, Sanders Mary Beth, October, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief is an overview of a longitudinal research study that draws upon several sources of data to examine links between Early Head Start (EHS) participation and incidences of child abuse and neglect. The study also discusses the role of several…
Bussell Kristin, Francis Lucine, Armstrong Bridget, Kilby Sarah, Black Maureen M., Hager Erin R., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
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Background: Child care settings provide opportunities for obesity prevention by implementing nutrition/physical activity best practices. This study examines how center policies, provider training, family education, and center demographics relate to…
Cataldi Jessica R., Dempsey Amanda F., Allison Mandy A., O'Leary Sean T., 16 July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Several states require schools and child cares to report vaccination rates, yet little is known about the impact of these policies. Our objectives were to assess: (1) predicted impact of vaccination rates on school/child care choice, (2) differences…
Hollar T. Lucas, Cook Nicole, Natale Ruby, Quinn David, Phillips Teina, DeLucca Michael, May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: We evaluated the extent to which providing training and technical assistance to early childcare centre (ECC) directors, faculty and staff in the implementation of evidence-based nutrition strategies improved the nutrition contexts,…
Chiappone Alethea, Smith Teresa M., Estabrooks Paul A., Geno-Rasmussen Cristy, Blaser Casey, Yaroch Amy L., April, 2018
Reports & Papers
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Purpose and Objectives The National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives Project (ECELC) aims to improve best practices in early care and education (ECE) programs in topic areas of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment in…
Chacko Anil, Fabiano Gregory A., Doctoroff Greta L., Fortson Beverly, 2018
Reports & Papers
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Engaging fathers and improving their parenting and, in turn, outcomes for their children in preventive/promotion-focused parenting interventions has been a notable, but understudied, challenge in the field. This study evaluated the effects of a…
Byrd-Williams Courtney E., Dooley Erin E., Sharma Shreela, Chuang Ru-Jye, Butte Nancy, Hoelscher Deanna M., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction Practices and barriers to promoting healthy eating and physical activity at Head Start centers may influence children's energy balance behaviors. We examined differences between directors' and teachers' perspectives on best practices…

Papa Jillian, Agostinelli Joan, Rodriguez Gertrudes, Robinson Deborah, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction Obesity is a major health concern in every US age group. Approximately one in 4 children in Arizona's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children is overweight or obese. The Arizona Department of Health…