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Sellers Jeff, Akers Kate, 18 December, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet is based on a webinar that highlights Kentucky's efforts to incorporate early childhood data into its statewide longitudinal data system.
South Dakota Head Start Association, December, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet provides an overview of the percentage of pregnant women enrolled in prenatal services in South Dakota Early Head Start programs from 2011-2013. It also depicts the number and percent of infants and toddlers who have received…
Ajja Rahma, Clennin Morgan N., Weaver Robert Glenn, Moore Justin B., Huberty Jennifer L., Ward Dianne Stanton, Pate Russell R., Beets Michael W., December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Afterschool programs are an important setting in which to promote children's physical activity. This study examines the association of environmental and policy characteristics on the moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behavior of…
Ball Jessica, December, 2014
Other
This paper highlights deficits in key determinants of Aboriginal children's wellness and education outcomes. It focuses on the potential for early childhood programming, delivered in concert with other programmatic supports, to form a significant…
Derrick-Mills Teresa, Sandstrom Heather, Pettijohn Sarah L., Fyffe Saunji, Koulish Jeremy, December, 2014
Other
This review summarizes research on the processes, facilitators, and impediments to data use for continuous quality improvement; develops a conceptual framework representing the elements of data use for continuous quality improvement; and provides…
Derrick-Mills Teresa, Sandstrom Heather, Pettijohn Sarah L., Fyffe Saunji, Koulish Jeremy, December, 2014
Executive Summary
This review summarizes research on the processes, facilitators, and impediments to data use for continuous quality improvement; develops a conceptual framework representing the elements of data use for continuous quality improvement; and provides…
Lee Rebekka M., Emmons Karen M., Okechukwu Cassandra A., Barrett Jessica L., Kenney Erica L., Cradock Angie, Giles Catherine M., deBlois Madeleine E., Gortmaker Steven Lawrence, 28 November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Nutrition and physical activity interventions have been effective in creating environmental changes in afterschool programs. However, accurate assessment can be time-consuming and expensive as initiatives are scaled up for optimal…

Kenney Erica L., Austin S. Bryn, Cradock Angie, Giles Catherine M., Lee Rebekka M., Davison Kirsten K., Gortmaker Steven Lawrence, 20 November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Little is known about how the nutrition environment in after-school settings may affect children's dietary intake. We measured the nutritional quality of after-school snacks provided by programs participating in the National School Lunch Program…

Helsel Fiona, Martella Jana, Jones Jacqueline, Pruette John, Severens Anna, Schultz Tom, 19 November, 2014
Multimedia
This webinar discusses the integration of kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) into a comprehensive data system, as well as the potential use of KEA data to inform teaching practices. Presenters from North Carolina and Nevada share how their states…
Helsel Fiona, Martella Jana, Jones Jacqueline, Pruette John, Severens Anna, Schultz Tom, 19 November, 2014
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses the integration of kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) into a comprehensive data system, as well as the potential use of KEA data to inform teaching practices. Presenters from North…
Mayfield Barbara J., Graves Lisa M., November/December 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
Over 3.3 million children are served meals and snacks daily through the US Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Child care foodservice staff often have minimal training in nutrition or food preparation, and…
Preston Jane, November, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief is drawn from the article "Aboriginal early childhood education in Canada: Issues of context" (Preston, Cottrell, Pelletier, Pearce, 2012). The brief explicates contextual factors that are important to quality Aboriginal early childhood…
Institute for Women's Policy Research, November, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet provides data on the provision, use, and funding of campus-based child care in 2- and 4-year public colleges in the United States from 2002-2013.
Blades Rachel, Greene Vanessa, Wallace Emma, Loveless Lucy, Mason Paul, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report presents the findings of a study of the Integrated Review for 2-2 1/2 year olds pilot, the aims of which were to trial the bringing together of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Progress Check at age two with the Healthy Child…
Blades Rachel, Greene Vanessa, Wallace Emma, Loveless Lucy, Mason Paul, November, 2014
Executive Summary
This report presents the findings of a study of the Integrated Review for 2-2 1/2 year olds pilot, the aims of which were to trial the bringing together of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Progress Check at age two with the Healthy Child…