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Ernst Jasmine R., Reynolds Arthur J., September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

In this study we sought to explore the association between preschool instructional approach and health and well-being at age 35 for a large sample of low-income children. Participants included 989 low-income, minority children who attended Child-…

Reynolds Arthur J., Ou Suh-Ruu, Eales Lauren, Mondi Christina F., Giovanelli Alison, August 20 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

IMPORTANCE Educational attainment is an underrecognized factor associated with racial disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Early childhood programs providing comprehensive family services can promote educational and socioeconomic…

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…

Reynolds Arthur J., Eales Lauren, Ou Suh-Ruu, Mondi Christina F., Giovanelli Alison, 22 March, 2021
Reports & Papers
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Given the scarcity of effective obesity prevention programs, there is a pressing need for innovative and scalable models that begin early in life and break risk cycles. Promising evidence exists that multisystemic preschool programs can promote…
Lee Emma K., Parolin Zachary, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Access to child care centers reduces the care burden of parents, promotes child development, and creates employment opportunities. During the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, however, many child care centers closed or reduced capacity because…

Pages Remy, Lukes Dylan J., Bailey Drew H., Duncan Greg J., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using an additional decade of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Children and Young Adults (CNLSY), this study replicated and extended Deming’s evaluation of Head Start’s life cycle skill formation impacts in three ways.…
Kabay Sarah B., Weiland Christina, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Though there is an expanding field of research on public prekindergarten, there is a relatively little comprehensive investigation into what public prekindergarten costs. We address some of the absences in the literature by analyzing public-sector…
Li Hao, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper examines the effect of universal pre-kindergarten (pre-k) on the labor force participation of mothers with pre-k-aged children in Oklahoma and Georgia. I apply the synthetic control method (SCM) to Current Population Survey (CPS) data to…
Lopez Michael, Grindal Todd, Q3 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly examines early care and education program participation among Hispanic families in terms of access, utilization, and developmental outcomes.
Iruka Iheoma U., DeKraai Mark, Walther Janell, Sheridan Susan M., Abdel-Monem Tarik, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
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According to Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory (Bronfenbrenner & Evans, 2000), children's early development and learning are influenced by multiple systems, including the microsystem (e.g., family poverty level), mesosystem (e.g., home-…
Colaner Anna C., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
I use multiple datasets to examine disparities in the availability of preschool across Hispanic-concentrated and non-Hispanic-concentrated Chicago ZIP Codes. First, I examine levels of preschool supply in Chicago ZIPs (n = 55). I find that…
Sipple John W., McCabe Lisa A., Casto Hope G., Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Access to high quality child care provides a valuable support to families and communities as it both enables parental employment and provides a safe and developmentally appropriate place for children. Yet, access to child care for children under age…
English Alan, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study sought to gain greater understanding of how youth at a faith-based privately-funded after-school program perceive relationships within the program. As the existence of a strong personal relationship is widely theorized to be a precursor…
Moldow Erika, Davis Elizabeth E., Carlson Barbara Lepidus, January, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Federal funding from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) enables states to offset the cost of child care for eligible low-income families to support parental employment and promote healthy child development. The federal government sets a…
Azuma Javzandulam T., DeBaryshe Barbara Diane, Gauci Kathleen T., Stern Ivette Rodriguez, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Accessible and affordable early childhood care and education (ECE) is crucial to child, family, and community well-being. High quality ECE programs set the stage for lifelong learning, health, and overall well-being and yield a high rate of…