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Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Grant Ashley A., Jeon Lieny, Buettner Cynthia K., May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
To understand factors that might impact teacher turnover, the current study explored predictors of early childhood teachers' professional commitment, which we define as a teacher's psychological bond to their profession and work as a teacher,…
Paulk Amber, Seaton Kali, Yuille Angela, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It has long been an established view that children who attend high-quality early learning programs are more likely to be school ready. However, some studies have found that program quality is not as important to child outcomes as is participating in…
Buettner Cynthia K., Jeon Lieny, Hur Eunhye, Garcia Rachel E., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education has pronounced implications for young children's social-emotional learning. Although program structural and classroom process quality indicators have been widely explored, teachers' personal social-emotional capacity has…
Collins Vikki K., Spring 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between the use of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) in southern states and family poverty, child care costs, and a variety of related socioeconomic variables, based on data from the National Association of…
Rohacek Monica, Adams Gina, Kisker Ellen Eliason, 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of child care center directors' definitions of child care quality, the quality of care in the directors' centers, and the relationship between director and center characteristics and center quality, based on in-depth interviews with…
Afterschool Alliance, October, 2009
Reports & Papers
A 2009 update of and comparison to a 2004 study of the after school child care arrangements of kindergarten through grade 12 students, based on a survey of nearly 30,000 households
LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, Konold Timothy R., Pianta Robert C., Howes Carollee, Burchinal Margaret, Bryant Donna M., Clifford Richard M., Early Diane Marie, Barbarin Oscar, Q1 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of early childhood education classrooms to determine variations in classroom quality as well as differences in program characteristics in terms of teacher characteristics as well as differences in child/adult ratios, program length,…
Mashburn Andrew J., Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., Pianta Robert C., 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of the effects of teacher and classroom characteristics on their ratings of preschool socioemotional competence using data from the National Center for Early Development and Learning Multi-State Study of Pre-Kindergarten, 2001-2003
Miller Ellaine B., 2005
Reports & Papers
An examination of the Family Child Care Partnerships (FCCP) home visitation program and an investigation of the relationship between key features of the FCCP training program and quality caregiving for service recipients
Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, 2004
Reports & Papers
A survey of actions taken by southern states to implement a regional action plan to improve child care and early education quality
Brandon Peter D., 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the use of child care arrangements among immigrant families to non-immigrant families
Smith Linda K., Vinci Yasmina, Galvan Michelle, June, 2003
Reports & Papers
A national study of child care resource and referral agencies, including services provided to parents and providers, sources and levels of agency funding, and agency data collecting activities, based on a survey of state child care resource and…
Porter Toni, Habeeb Sulaifa, Mabon Sally, Robertson Anne, Kreader J. Lee, Collins Ann, 2002
Reports & Papers
A catalog, directory, and report on the evaluations of 104 local and state child care quality improvement initiatives funded through the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)
Waits Lauren, Monaco Malina, Beck Lisa, Edwards Jennifer, 2001
Reports & Papers
A study of Georgia?s child care system and its performance as it compares with the child care systems of neighboring states, especially the extent to which Georgia supports vulnerable children and their families? ability to procure high quality…