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Ha Yoonsook, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The primary goal of this project is to provide a sound knowledge base to support the state’s efforts to improve subsidy-receiving families’ access to high quality, stable care that can lead to positive child development. The proposed study is a…

McCoy Kelsey, Hansen David J., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Overall, the proposed study seeks to identify whether the presence and number of familial risk factors predict rates of change in social and emotional skills over the program year and how classroom characteristics may act to buffer or enhance…

Porterfield Mary Lee, Scott-Little Catherine, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study seeks to inform state efforts to improve the quality of center-based infant and toddler early care and education (ECE) in North Carolina by illuminating the nature and extent of teacher-family relationships and partnerships in those…

Klein Ashley Kopack, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) observation tool is a reliable and valid research-based observational tool that measures the quality of interactions between infants and toddlers and their caregivers in…
Lundquist Alexandra, McBride Brent A., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
In addition to the type and amount of food children eat within ECE settings, how children eat is an equally important component of a healthful mealtime environment. Responsive feeding, or how children are fed, is defined broadly by creating a…
Polojac Sue, Dorn Chad, 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is developing an action plan on how best to build capacity to use data, research, and evaluation to inform decision-making. Towards that end, this project takes an inventory of…
Bichay-Awadalla Krystal, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
National policy initiatives, such as Early Head Start (EHS) and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), have responded to the need for access to high quality early childhood programs for children from low-income backgrounds. To improve…
Pickens-Young Emisha, Horm Diane M., 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The proposed study will examine associations among teaching team characteristics, classroom quality, and child outcomes within a large Head Start agency. This quantitative study will examine data from Head Start toddler and preschool teaching teams…
Tout Kathryn, Halle Tamara, Douglass Anne L., 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A challenge for current quality improvement efforts in early care and education (ECE) is to produce sustained changes in practices that support positive outcomes for children and families. The field is seeking innovative models that can be tailored…
Hsueh JoAnn, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project is studying through a rigorous experimental design the relationship between levels and features (i.e., process, domain-specific, instructional quality) of child care and early education (CCEE) classroom quality and children's outcomes…
Bumgarner Erin, Lopez Michael, Grindal Todd, Kagan Sharon Lynn, Sabol Terri J., Gennetian Lisa A., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study, The market for quality child care: Supply, demand and quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), will draw on several data sources, including the National Survey of Early Care & Education (NSECE), to explore whether QRIS are…
Barnett Melissa A., Mastergeorge Ann M., Cutshaw Chris, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Early Care and Education (ECE) settings play an important role in child development for many children of preschool age. The powerful positive impacts of ECE programs on young children's development may be strengthened when programs work with parents…
Jimenez Manuela, Pratt Megan E., Taylor Michelle, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Studies have found teachers' participation in professional development (PD) is associated with higher-quality interactions between teachers and children in their classroom, and with improved academic and social-emotional outcomes for children. Based…
Welch Greg W., Torquati Julia C., Raikes Helen, Knoche Lisa, Iruka Iheoma U., Jackson Barbara, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The overall goal of this project is to identify thresholds of early childhood education quality in predicting social-emotional, cognitive, and language outcomes to inform national and state policies that promote optimal child development through…
Cobo-Lewis Alan B., Mason Craig A., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Good child care quality is associated with good child outcomes, but high-quality care is rare. What level of quality is necessary to achieve good outcomes? Is there a minimum level of quality that must be delivered in order to attain good outcomes?…