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Swindle Taren, Phelps Joshua, Schrick Britney, Johnson Susan L., December 1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The early care and education (ECE) environment has the potential to affect both children and their families. Food insecurity in ECE and its management may be an important influence. Objectives of this mixed methods study were to (1) elicit…

Swindle Taren, McBride Nicole M., Selig James P., Johnson Susan L., Whiteside-Mansell Leanne, Martin Janna, Staley Audra, Curran Geoffrey M., May 12 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Together, We Inspire Smart Eating (WISE) is an intervention for the early care and education setting to support children’s exposure to and intake of fruits and vegetables. WISE emphasizes 4 evidence-based practices (EBPs): (1) use of…

Huye Holly F., Connell Carol Lawson, Dufrene Brad Andrew, Mohn Richard S., Newkirk Caroline, Tannehill Jennifer, Sutton Victor, December, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To describe the methodology of the Impact of a Preschool Obesity Prevention intervention enhanced with positive behavioral supports. Design: The social ecological model serves as the conceptual framework for this study, which has a within…
Guiberson Mark M., Rodriguez Barbara L., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: This research note describes the use of working memory measures as potential indicators of developmental language disorders (DLD) in preschool-age dual language learners from Spanish-speaking backgrounds. This report is an extension of…
Kracht Chelsea L., Webster Elizabeth Kipling, Staiano Amanda E., 24 March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Early childhood education (ECE) centers are an important place for preschool-aged children to obtain physical activity (PA). A U.S. state government (Louisiana) recently updated requirements for licensed centers' PA and screen-time…
Joseph Elizabeth D., Kracht Chelsea L., St. Romain Jessica, Allen Andrew T., Barbaree Caroline, Martin Corby K., Staiano Amanda E., 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Early care and education (ECE) providers and parents can facilitate physical activity (PA) and reduce screen time in preschoolers. Input from caregivers on barriers and facilitators of PA and screen time is needed to comprehensively address these…

Staiano Amanda E., Webster Elizabeth Kipling, Allen Andrew T., Jarrell Amber R., Martin Corby K., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Few preschool children meet physical activity recommendations, whereas the majority exceeds screen-time recommendations. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of screen-time policies and practices with children’s…
Kracht Chelsea L., Sisson Susan B., Walker Devon, Kerr Kelly, Stephens Lancer, Anderson Amber, Seward Julie, Weedn Ashley E., Cheney Marshall, Copeland Kristen A., Salvatore Alicia, Jacob Audrey, Key Michelle, Dennison Michelle, Tallbear Chris, Horm Diane M., 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of how stakeholders, specifically early care and education (ECE) teachers, perceive their role in the development of young American Indian children, and envision working with health care…
Sisson Susan B., Stoner Julie, Li Ji, Stephens Lancer, Campbell Janis E. (Janis Elaine), Lora Karina R., Arnold Sandra H., Horm Diane M., DeGrace Beth, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Child-care centers are an integral part of life for many families with young children. American Indian children are at elevated health risk because of higher levels of obesity and associated health behaviors. Objective Our aim was to…
Howie Erin Kaye, Brewer Alisa Elena, Brown William H., Saunders Ruth P., Pate Russell R., August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For public health interventions to have a meaningful impact on public health, they must be disseminated to the wider population. Systematic planning and evaluation of dissemination efforts can aid translation from experimental trials to larger…
Goldfield Beverly A., Gencarella Christina, Fornari Kevin, May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The intermodal preferential looking (IPL) task was developed to assess comprehension in infants and toddlers. We extend this methodology to examine word comprehension in preschool children using two measures: proportion of looking time to target (…
Howie Erin Kaye, Brewer Alisa Elena, Dowda Marsha, McIver Kerry L., Saunders Ruth P., Pate Russell R., January, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
BACKGROUND: Preschool settings vary greatly, and research has shown that interventions are more successful when they can be adapted to individual settings. This is a descriptive case study of how 2 teachers successfully adapted and implemented a…
Howie Erin Kaye, Brewer Alisa Elena, Brown William H., Pfeiffer Karin A., Saunders Ruth P., Pate Russell R., June, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite evidence that preschoolers spend the majority of their time in sedentary activities, few physical activity interventions have focused on preschool-age children. Health promotion interventions that can be integrated into the daily routines of…
Simon-Cereijido Gabriela, 2009
Reports & Papers
This research project evaluated a deficit observed in children with specific language impairment (SLI) across multiple languages: limitations in the production of verbs and arguments. A total of 100 Spanish-speaking preschoolers participated in this…