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Edge Nicola A. Conners, Kyzer Angela, Abney Ashelyn, Freshwater Audrey, Sutton Melissa, Whitman Kimberly, January/February 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This program evaluation study describes 3 years of implementation of Arkansas’s BehaviorHelp (BH) system, a statewide expulsion prevention support system for early care and education (ECE). BH coordinates three tiers of supports to ECE…

McKelvey Lorraine, Johnson Danya, Forsman J. Andrew, September 2019
Reports & Papers

This study reports the prices of child care in Arkansas in 2019. The analysis was conducted by evaluators at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Research and Evaluation Division (DFPM/RED…

McKelvey Lorraine, Johnson Danya, Forsman J. Andrew, September 2019
Executive Summary

This study reports the prices of child care in Arkansas in 2019. The analysis was conducted by evaluators at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Research and Evaluation Division (DFPM/RED…

Argue Sarah, Holland Greg O., 2019
Reports & Papers

In Act 49 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003, the Arkansas State Legislature expanded the Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) prekindergarten program and provided explicit instruction to target school districts in which at least 75 percent of…

Edge Nicola A. Conners, Rose Arlene, Honeycutt Deneice, McKelvey Lorraine, Swindle Taren, Courson Diana, Forsman J. Andrew, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article describes the development, initial implementation, and formative evaluation of Arkansas's plan to reduce suspensions and expulsion from early care and education (ECE) settings. We describe how Arkansas used multifaceted implementation…
Argue Sarah, Holland Greg O., 2018
Reports & Papers

In Act 49 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003, the Arkansas State Legislature expanded the Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) prekindergarten program and provided explicit instruction to target school districts in which at least 75 percent of…

Conners-Burrow Nicola A., Patrick Terese, Kyzer Angela, McKelvey Lorraine, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper describes the development, implementation and preliminary evaluation of the Reaching Educators and Children (REACH) program, a training and coaching intervention designed to increase the capacity of early childhood teachers to support…
McKelvey Lorraine, Chapin-Critz Melanie, July, 2014
Reports & Papers
The Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) seeks to increase the quality of care provided throughout the state without harming the financial well-being of child care businesses. On their behalf, independent evaluators…
McKelvey Lorraine, Chapin-Critz Melanie, July, 2014
Executive Summary
The Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) seeks to increase the quality of care provided throughout the state without harming the financial well-being of child care businesses. On their behalf, independent evaluators…
Virmani Elita Farine Amini, Masyn Katherine E., Thompson Ross A., Conners-Burrow Nicola A., Whiteside-Mansell Leanne, March/April 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relationship between characteristics of early childhood mental health consultation and changes in the quality of teacher-child interactions, based on data from 141 early childhood teachers serving 3- to 5-year-olds in…
Conners-Burrow Nicola A., McKelvey Lorraine, Sockwell Latunja, Ehrentraut Jennifer Harman, Adams Skye, Whiteside-Mansell Leanne, July/August 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The goal of the current study was to examine the impact of the frequency of two types of early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) activities (time spent in the class and time spent meeting with teachers) on teacher-child interactions, use…
Conners-Burrow Nicola A., Whiteside-Mansell Leanne, McKelvey Lorraine, Virmani Elita Farine Amini, Sockwell Latunja, May/June 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the impact of an early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) on the classroom behavior of teachers and on children's behavior problems, initiative, self-control, and attachment, as well as an examination of teacher satisfaction…
Arkansas Head Start State Collaboration Office, April, 2009
Reports & Papers
Findings from an assessment of the strengths and opportunities of early childhood education programs in priority program coordination and content areas such as health and wellness, collaboration and partnerships, child outcomes, and family services…
Arkansas Head Start State Collaboration Office, April, 2009
Executive Summary
A summary of findings from an assessment of the strengths and opportunities of early childhood education programs in priority program coordination and content areas such as health and wellness, collaboration and partnerships, child outcomes, and…
Arkansas Framework for Infant and Toddler Care Work Group, 2002
Other
A compilation of guidelines for educators, parents and the community to promote, establish and continue high quality child care for infants and children in Arkansas