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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…
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…
Kunemund Rachel L., Nemer McCullough Shannon, Williams Chelsea D., Miller Chantelle C., Sutherland Kevin S., Conroy Maureen A., Granger Kristen L., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The far-reaching impacts of the teacher-child relationship, including academic achievement and social/behavioral adjustment, have been well-documented. At the same time, literature also suggests that teacher perceptions of teacher-child…
Oliva-Olson Carola, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study compares classroom quality and improvements in children’s language skills for programs implementing two Head Start classroom language models: (1) dual language model and (2) English with home language support (EHLS). The dual language…
Bichay-Awadalla Krystal, August 2019
Reports & Papers

The Toddler Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS-T) is one of the most commonly used measures to assess the quality of teacher-child interactions in toddler classrooms. Cut-points on the CLASS-T scores are being used to determine Quality…

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,…
LiBetti Ashley, Mead Sara, March, 2019
Reports & Papers
This compilation of five case studies of selected exemplary Head Start programs identifies and discusses their common characteristics and challenges.
Jenkins Jade Marcus, Duncan Greg J., Auger Anamarie, Bitler Marianne, Domina Thurston, Burchinal Margaret, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We use experimental data to estimate impacts on school readiness of different kinds of preschool curricula -- a largely neglected preschool input and measure of preschool quality. We find that the widely-used "whole-child" curricula found in most…
Schwartz Heather L., McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Augustine Catherine H., Leschitz Jennifer T., 2018
Reports & Papers
This second edition updates guidance first published in Getting to Work on Summer Learning: Recommended Practices for Success (Augustine et al., 2013). It is intended for district leaders and their partners across the country who are interested in…
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…
Horm Diane M., File Nancy, Bryant Donna M., Burchinal Margaret, Raikes Helen, Forestieri Nina, Encinger Amy Johnson, Cobo-Lewis Alan B., Q1 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Ensuring that young children, especially infants and toddlers, experience consistency in child care providers over time is a practice endorsed by multiple professional organizations. This practice, commonly referred to as continuity of care (CoC),…
Rodgers Mary Kay, Leite Walter, Hagler Natalie, Zhou Sherry, He Jingyi, Qiu Yuxi, Glaser Lara, Thorman Abigail E., Reyes Chin R., Hurley Landon, 2017
Reports & Papers
This evaluation study examined professional development interventions of the ELPFP during the 2016-2017 implementation year to determine if early learning provider participation in the ELPFP had an effect on: teacher knowledge gain; the…
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…
Hartman Suzanne C., Manfra Louis, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explored the relation between childcare quality (staff-child ratio and staff-child interactions) and behavioural development between the beginning and the end of the childcare year among a sample of 44 low-income Latino four-year-olds in…
Wehry Stephanie, Fall 2015
Reports & Papers
The report is organized around a set of four evaluation questions involving School Readiness preschool and prekindergarten children and five evaluation questions involving CoachJAX! participation. To form responses to the evaluation questions,…