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Fiene Richard, December, 2020
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The below grid provides the potential contact hour infection rate thresholds when we compare the amount of time and the number of individuals in a particular area. (author abstract)
Whittingham Colleen E., Hoffman Emily Brown, Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Applying Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model, this article describes how one Head Start classroom successfully navigated external accountability mandates and privileged student academic achievement and overall well-being by attending to person (…
Hoffman Emily Brown, Whittingham Colleen E., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This research to practice summary describes how an 8-week case study used field notes, interviews, and video-based fieldwork to examine local instructional practices and to investigate the policies and protocols which facilitate these practices. We…
Infurna Charles J., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This qualitative study explored preschool teacher beliefs and practices in relationship to observed classroom quality and student outcomes. A phenomenological approach framed the design of the research collected from seven preschool teachers in a…
Qi Cathy Huaqing, Zieher Almut K., Van Horn M. Lee, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Carta Judith J., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between language skills and behavioural problems and the potential moderating role of the quality of classroom emotional support in this relationship among 242 preschool children from low-…
Schachter Rachel E., Piasta Shayne B., Justice Laura M., Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Most preschool-aged children spend time in Head Start and other center-based care. Thus, early educators’ use of a quality curriculum is essential to maximizing children’s learning. We examined the curricula utilized by educators working in diverse…
Schachter Rachel E., Piasta Shayne B., Justice Laura M., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This article summarizes a study investigating the curricula and features of those curricula used by 497 early childhood educators across one Midwestern state. Curricula were identified and coded for quality features derived from the research, theory…
Slicker Gerilyn, Tang Jing, Kelly Cara L., December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Finding affordable child care, especially for infants and toddlers, is incredibly challenging for low-income families. Child care subsidies can assist low-income working families with accessing child care and by expanding slots available for the…

Fawley Kara D., Stokes Trevor F., Rainear Chelsea A., Rossi Jessica, Budd Karen S., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
One avenue for improving children’s socio-emotional competence and classroom behavior is by improving the quality of early teacher–child interactions. Universal Teacher–Child Interaction Training (TCIT-U), adapted from Parent Child Interaction…
Daubert Emily N., Yu Yue, Grados Milagros, Shafto Patrick, Bonawitz Elizabeth Baraff, 26 November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
What maximizes instructional impact in early childhood? We propose a simple intervention employing “Pedagogical Questions”. We explore whether swapping some instructional language with questions in psychosomatic storybooks improves preschoolers’…
Villasanti Hugo Gonzalez, Justice Laura M., Chaparro-Moreno Leydi Johana, Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., 25 November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study explored whether a tool for automatic detection and recognition of interactions and child-directed speech (CDS) in preschool classrooms could be developed, validated, and applied to non-coded video recordings representing children’…
Nguyen Tutrang, Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study considered the ways in which interactional quality in the classroom and teacher–child relationships independently and synergistically shaped the early academic, social-behavioral, and executive function outcomes of 1,498…
Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Carr Robert C., Zgourou Eleni, Vernon-Feagans Lynne, Willoughby Michael T., Nov-Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study considered the quality and stability of infant and toddler nonparental child care from 6 to 36 months in relation to language, social, and academic skills measured proximally at 36 months and distally at kindergarten. Quality was measured…
Madill Rebecca, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Paying for child care can place a burden on households, especially those with low incomes. Currently, there is a dearth of knowledge regarding whether households obtain higher-quality child care when they pay higher prices for that care. To that end…
Madill Rebecca, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, November, 2020
Executive Summary
This report uses an integrated set of nationally representative surveys of center-based ECE providers and center-based ECE workforce members—the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE)—to identify the relationship between the…