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Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

Hemmeter Mary Louise, Fox Lise K., Snyder Patricia A., Algina James J., Hardy Jessica Kristen, Bishop Crystal D., Veguilla Myrna, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Professional development (PD) focused on social, emotional, and behavioral teaching practices has been identified as a critical need for preschool teachers. The Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence is a multi-tiered framework of…
Child Care Services Association. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center, 2021
Other

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood program is a national strategy to increase college education and workforce supports for low-income women working in early childhood settings, and Child Care WAGE$ provides salary supplements to low-paid child care…

Gauthier Thomas, June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Competency-based hiring is beginning to catch on as employers insist on having a clearer understanding of an applicant's abilities before extending an offer of employment. Microcredentialing offers employees a mechanism to articulate…
Early Childhood Educator INCENTIVE$ Florida, 2020
Reports & Papers

This report describes the Early Childhood Educator INCENTIVE$ Florida program and provides program results in the areas of increased compensation, increased education, and reduced turnover. Participating counties included Broward, Hillsborough,…

University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), Bellwether Education Partners, 2020
Reports & Papers

The goals of this research were to undertake a 50-state scan of policies, practices, political momentum, administrative structures and capacity, higher education context, and financing conditions, and other factors relevant for spurring progress…

University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Bellwether Education Partners, National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), 2020
Reports & Papers

In order to better understand the levers of change necessary to effect large-scale improvements in early educator preparation, we sought to understand the context around (1) the different requirements instituted by states for early educators, (2…

Szente Judit, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper shares reflections on over 50 live Zoom instructional lessons with toddlers and preschoolers amid the first three weeks of school closures due to COVID-19 in the State of Florida. Reflections resulted in three themes: 1) implementing…
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,…
Early Childhood Educator INCENTIVE$ Florida, 2019
Reports & Papers

This report describes the Early Childhood Educator INCENTIVE$ Florida program and provides program results in the areas of increased compensation, increased education, and reduced turnover. Participating counties included Broward, Hillsborough,…

Herbst Chris M., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by U.S. states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
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
Peer Reviewed
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…
Gilden Robyn, McElroy Katie, Friedmann Erika, Spanier Adam, Son Heesook, Witherspoon Nsedu Obot, Paul Hester, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of an environmental health training program for child care providers. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate a 5-state training program using a 20-question pretest and…
Whitebook Marcy, Hankey Aline, Schlieber Marisa, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Reports & Papers
The following report presents the findings from the 2018 Miami-Dade County SEQUAL study conducted in the spring of 2018. The study shares the perspectives of teaching staff employed in center-based programs in Miami-Dade County, including those that…