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Weiland Christina, Greenberg Erica, Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Luetmer Grace, Abenavoli Rachel, Gomez Celia J., Johnson Anna D., Harden Brenda Jones, Maier Michelle F., McCormick Meghan P., Morris Pamela A., Nores Milagros, Phillips Deborah A., Snow Catherine, June 2021
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As the United States starts to recover from the pandemic, ECE leaders continue to need a clear understanding of the pandemic’s impact both on young children’s learning and on the ECE programs and teachers that play a critical role in the lives of…

Weiland Christina, Greenberg Erica, Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Luetmer Grace, Abenavoli Rachel, Gomez Celia J., Johnson Anna D., Harden Brenda Jones, Maier Michelle F., McCormick Meghan P., Morris Pamela A., Nores Milagros, Phillips Deborah A., Snow Catherine, June 2021
Executive Summary

This brief synthesizes the evidence on the pandemic’s impact on young children’s learning and on the ECE programs and teachers that play a critical role in the lives of young children, families, and the U.S. economy. Leaders need a clear…

Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Schochet Owen N., Martin Anne, Castle Sherri, Tulsa SEED Study Team, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) teachers are paid strikingly low wages, yet are increasingly expected to advance children’s learning by offering high-quality classroom environments. Teachers’ capacities to provide high-quality instruction should be…
Schochet Owen N., Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Program administrators and policy makers have placed a priority on expanding access to inclusive, center-based early care and education (ECE) for low-income children with special needs, a "doubly vulnerable" population characterized by academic and…
Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Partika Anne, Tulsa SEED Study Team, Castle Sherri, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research findings: This study uses newly available data on low-income children and their teachers in a mixed-delivery, publicly funded early care and education (ECE) system to document the prevalence of personal and economic stressors that ECE…
Johnson Anna D., Martin Anne, Schochet Owen N., Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The federal child care subsidy program is the nation's largest public early care and education (ECE) program for low-income children, yet little research has documented the workforce and classroom characteristics that affect children's experiences…
Reilly Shannon, Johnson Anna D., Luk Gigi, Partika Anne, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a nationally representative sample of Head Start recipients, this study compared Head Start classroom contexts and English language and literacy skill trajectories for Spanish-speaking dual-language learners (DLLs) and English speakers from…
Schochet Owen N., Johnson Anna D., Ryan Rebecca M., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A large body of research demonstrates a positive association between maternal education and child development. What is not yet known, however, is whether and to what extent the association between mothers' education levels and their young children's…
Johnson Anna D., Martin Anne, Schochet Owen N., December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although the federal child care subsidy program is the nation's largest public investment in the early care and education (ECE) of low-income children, few studies have attempted to identify the ECE workforce and classroom features that characterize…
Johnson Anna D., Partika Anne, Schochet Owen N., Castle Sherri, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study dives into an underexplored set of teacher characteristics that likely shape the ways teachers interact with children. Rather than focusing on more distal teacher characteristics like education and certification, this study hones in on a…
Johnson Anna D., Partika Anne, Schochet Owen N., Castle Sherri, October, 2019
Executive Summary
This study dives into an underexplored set of teacher characteristics that likely shape the ways teachers interact with children. Rather than focusing on more distal teacher characteristics like education and certification, this study hones in on a…
Johnson Anna D., Finch Jenna E., Phillips Deborah A., March, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Publicly funded center-based preschool programs were designed to enhance low-income children's early cognitive and social-emotional skills in preparation for kindergarten. In the U.S., the federal Head Start program and state-funded public school-…
Schochet Owen N., Johnson Anna D., 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The federal child care subsidy program reduces child care costs for eligible low-income families to facilitate parental employment and educational attainment. Using national data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B),…
Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Schochet Owen N., 2018
Other
As with any good roadmap, we guide you through the steps of knowing where you want to go, what you have to work with and how to prevent problems that would derail the effort. This guide offers direction to states and school districts at varying…
Phillips Deborah A., Johnson Anna D., Weiland Christina, Hutchison Jane E., August, 2017
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The increasing diversity of young children enrolled in state pre-K and Head Start programs has prompted examination of varying impacts for identified subgroups of young children. We argue that questions of subgroup impacts and the processes that may…