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Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., Logan Jessica A. R., November 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: The amount of time and type of program that children experience in early childhood settings may be associated with children’s kindergarten-entry skills, or kindergarten readiness. Taking a person-centered perspective, in the…

Soltero-Gonzalez Lucinda, Gillanders Cristina, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted families from low-income backgrounds. The shift to remote learning has required parents with preschool-age children to adapt to new ways of collaborating with teachers. Given the longstanding inequities…

Agard Becky, Zeng Nan, McCloskey Morgan, Johnson Susan L., Bellows Laura, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Establishing physical activity (PA) and motor behaviors in early childhood are important for developing healthy activity behaviors. Parents play a central role in shaping young children’s PA and fundamental motor skills (FMS). This…

Zambrana Ruth E., Amaro Gabriel, Butler Courtney, DuPont-Reyes Melissa, Parra-Medina Deborah, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction. Prior to 1980, U.S. national demographic and health data collection did not identify individuals of Hispanic/ Latina/o heritage as a population group. Post-1990, robust immigration from Latin America (e.g., South America, Central…

Ali Umair, Herbst Chris M., Makridis Christos A., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Stay-at-home orders (SAHOs) were implemented in most U.S. states to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This paper quantifies the impact of these containment policies on a measure of the supply of child care. The supply of such services may be…

Moran Kaitlin K., May, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This qualitative research study explored the child care search and selection process from the perspectives of families living in low-income, urban neighbourhoods in the United States. Findings based on interviews with 40 mothers and grandmothers…
Kim JaeSeung, Henly Julia R., May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Child care subsidies aim to promote economic stability and child development by reducing child care costs for low-income families. However, short and intermittent use of the subsidy program raises concerns about its potential interference with…

Slicker Gerilyn, Barbieri Christina A., Collier Zachary K., Hustedt Jason T., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The kindergarten transition has implications for children’s short- and long-term academic trajectories. In this study, we assess the role that parent expectations about kindergarten readiness and parent–child home activities have on children’s…

Scarborough William J., Collins Caitlyn, Ruppanner Leah, Landivar Liana Christin, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article examines whether the availability of Head Start during the Great Recession mitigated the impact of this crisis on poverty rates among families with young children. (author abstract)
Boit Rachel, Conlin Dana, Barnes Amanda C., Hestenes Linda L., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Using Yosso’s community cultural wealth framework, this qualitative study explored the strengths families, a refugee agency and preschool program have as they support the educational needs of preschool-aged refugee children. Twelve semi-…

Sarche Michelle C., Malone Lizabeth M., Hoard Laura R., Barnes-Najor Jessica, Cameron Ann, West Jerry, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, AIAN FACES Workgroup, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed

The American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AIAN FACES) 2015 was the first national study of children served by Region XI Head Start programs, which are those operated by federally recognized AIAN tribes…

Jalongo Mary Renck, 2021
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 world health crisis has profound implications for the care and education of young children in homes and schools, the lives of preservice and inservice teachers, and the work of college/university faculty. This article begins by…

Ezran Marie, Trude Angela C. B., Hepworth Allison D., Black Maureen M., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective: To evaluate demographic differences in parent website engagement in a child care−based wellness intervention. Design: Parent-reported demographic characteristics and observed website engagement were averaged by child care centers…

Holmes Jennifer F., St. Laurent Christine W., Spencer Rebecca M., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Unhealthy dietary choices are associated with poor sleep in children through adults. Yet, how diet and sleep are related in early childhood, when diet is reliant on parent choices around food availability, is unknown. The authors aimed to explore…

Barnett W. Steven, Grafwallner Rolf, Weisenfeld GG, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 pandemic tremendously disrupted ECE in the U.S., closing many private programs and nearly all public preschool and primary classrooms. To understand this impact, we used multiple strategies, including a nationwide survey of parents;…