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Foster Tiffany, Burchinal Margaret, Yazejian Noreen, Nov/Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Grouping children of different ages in the same preschool classroom (i.e., mixed age) is widespread, but the evidence supporting this practice is mixed. A factor that may play a role in the relation between classroom age composition and child…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Garrison Hallie, Early Diane Marie, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
LITTLE grants provide professional development support to enhance language learning and promote early literacy skills in high-quality infant and toddler classrooms in Georgia. This report provides a summary of some demographic characteristics of…
Perreault Joseph, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
When schools reopen in the fall, what are the implications for Family Child Care (FCC)? In an ordinary year, it means school age children who attended full time return to school and the provider looks for younger children to fill those spots. In…
Perreault Joseph, August, 2020
Executive Summary
When schools reopen in the fall, what are the implications for Family Child Care (FCC)? In an ordinary year, it means school age children who attended full time return to school and the provider looks for younger children to fill those spots. In…
Kwon Kyong-Ah, Malek Adrien, Horm Diane M., Castle Sherri, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study aims to address the issues of teacher turnover and retention for infant-toddler teachers by exploring the reasons underlying teachers' intent to leave and stay, and the consequences of teacher turnover at multiple levels through…
Jessen-Howard Steven, Malik Rasheed, Falgout Mary Katherine (MK), August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Expanding on previous child care supply analysis, the Center for American Progress collected data on infant and toddler child care supply from 19 states and the District of Columbia. In total, the sample represents close to 40 percent of the U.S.…
Reid Jeanne L., Melvin Samantha A., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, 10 July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This study compares the characteristics of New York City’s EarlyLearn programs for infants and toddlers that are located in centers and family child care (FCC) settings with a focus on their experience of EarlyLearn quality-enhancement efforts in…
Reid Jeanne L., Melvin Samantha A., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, 10 July, 2020
Executive Summary
This study compares the characteristics of New York City’s EarlyLearn programs for infants and toddlers that are located in centers and family child care (FCC) settings with a focus on their experience of EarlyLearn quality-enhancement efforts in…
Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Nhan Lilly A., Vitale Elyse Homel, Yoshida Sallie, Ritchie Lorrene D., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Infant nutrition can influence development, eating behaviors and obesity risk. Nearly half of infants in the U.S. are in non-parental care where they consume much of their daily nutrition. Because little is known about the quality of infant…
Del Grosso Patricia, Thomas Jaime, Fung Nickie, Levere Michael, Albanese Scilla, May, 2020
Reports & Papers

The data presented in this brief are drawn from surveys of 220 EHS-CC Partnership grantee directors and 386 child care center directors and family child care providers. The data provide national estimates of the activities they engaged in through…

Del Grosso Patricia, Thomas Jaime, Fung Nickie, Levere Michael, Albanese Scilla, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
This brief draws on data from the national descriptive study of EHS-CC Partnerships to describe the range of services offered to children in both partnership and nonpartnership slots and their families. This brief addresses the following questions…
Banghart Patti, Halle Tamara, Bamdad Tiffany, Cook Maya, Redd Zakia, Cox Alexandra, Carlson Julianna, May, 2020
Literature Review
The purpose of this literature review is to review the research on supporting access to quality infant and toddler care and the effectiveness of approaches to improve access to and the quality of infant and toddler ECE. The review focuses on…
Banghart Patti, Halle Tamara, Bamdad Tiffany, Cook Maya, Redd Zakia, Cox Alexandra, Carlson Julianna, Zaslow Martha, May, 2020
Executive Summary
The literature review examines research between 2008 and 2018 on supporting access to high-quality infant and toddler care and the effectiveness of approaches to improving access to and quality of infant and toddler early care and education (ECE).…
Shah Harshini K., Niland Katherine, Kharsa Miranda, Caronongan Pia, Moiduddin Emily M., May, 2020
Other
In this compendium, we describe the results of a scan of competency-aligned measures. The purpose of this compendium is to offer the early childhood education field a sense of existing options for assessing competencies for I/T teachers and…
Stoney Louise, February, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This issue brief argues for a more precise analysis of the data with a careful look at supply, cost and revenue by age of child. A more specific interpretation of the data suggests that the challenges are not applicable to children of all ages but,…