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Farah Martha J., Sternberg Saul, Nichols Thomas A., Duda Jeffrey T., Lohrenz Terry, Luo Yi, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, Ramey Sharon L., Montague Read, Ramey Craig T., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Does early exposure to cognitive and linguistic stimulation impact brain structure? Or do genetic predispositions account for the co-occurrence of certain neuroanatomical phenotypes and a tendency to engage children in cognitively stimulating…

Afterschool Alliance, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Demand for summer programs, both met and unmet, is great among Black families, where approximately half of Black children (49 percent) were in a summer program in 2019 or would have been enrolled in a program if one were available to them. For…

Afterschool Alliance, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Among Latinx or Hispanic families, the demand for summer programs, both met and unmet demand, is also strong. Half of Latinx or Hispanic children were in a summer program in 2019, or would have been enrolled in a program if one were available to…

Xue Yange, Baxter Cassandra, Jones Christopher, Shah Harshini K., Caronongan Pia, Aikens Nikki, Bandel Eileen, Cannon Judith, Schellenberger Kerry, Defnet Amy, Vogel Cheri, Atkins-Burnett Sally, June 2021
Reports & Papers

This report shares key information about the study, including the design, methods, and findings. The tables in this report give an overview of the data collected in Baby FACES 2018, and describe the Early Head Start program and center services…

Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines the prevalence of home-based child care providers who report serving at least one child whom they identify as having a disability. Although many families choose home-based child care, researchers know very little about how…

Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., Dev Dipti A., Lowery Bryce, Horm Diane M., Campbell Janis E. (Janis Elaine), Finneran Denise A., Graef-Downard Jennifer, Whaley Linda, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The influence of community-built environments on physical activity (PA) support in Early Childhood Education settings (ECEs) is unknown. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to determine associations between community PA environments and…

Klein Ashley Kopack, Aikens Nikki, Li Ann, Bernstein Sara, Reid Natalie, Dang Myley, Blesson Elizabeth, Rakibullah Sharikah, Scott Myah, Cannon Judith, Harrington Jeff, Larson Addison, Malone Lizabeth M., Tarullo Louisa B., May 2021
Reports & Papers

This report includes key information on the FACES 2019 study design. The tables in this report describe the children enrolled in Head Start programs in fall 2019 and their family backgrounds and home environments. (author abstract)

Hill Zoelene, Ekyalongo Yuko, Paschall Katherine W., Madill Rebecca, Halle Tamara, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This snapshot is the third in a series of reports that describe the demographic characteristics of the ECE workforce using the 2012 NSECE data. The first report provides a descriptive analysis of the professional characteristics and motivations…

Kang Augustine W., Gans Kim M., von Ash Tayla, Castagneri Danielle, Dionne Laura, Tovar Alison, Risica Patricia, May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Obesity prevalence among Hispanic children is twice that of non-Hispanic white children; Hispanic children may also engage in less physical activity (PA) compared to non-Hispanic white children. A large number of U.S. preschool-aged children are…

Stevens Katharine B., Erickson Jenet, April 27 2021
Other

This commentary is part of an ongoing discussion about the possibility of implementing public universal child care in the United States. This is a rebuttal to Elliot Haspel's claims of a "research consensus" of the harmlessness of nonparental…

Chodron Gail, Pizur-Barnekow Kris, Viehweg Stephan, Puk-Ament Alexandra, Barger Brian, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although intervening early can improve child and family outcomes when a child has a developmental disability, most children with developmental delays are not identified prior to school entry. Childcare professionals can play a key role in…
Burchinal Margaret, Garber Kylie, Foster Tiffany, Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Franco Ximena, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although high-quality early care and education (ECE) is widely accepted as one of the most effective means for promoting early learning and development, many ECE programs have limited impact perhaps because of issues with how ECE quality is defined…
Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The transition to formal schooling is a large contextual change, which for many children in U.S. begins with the year of kindergarten. To better understand the challenges of this transition, the present study examines the extent to which children…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief includes data about American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and the systemic inequities that they face. A table compares the AI/AN population to national averages for various metrics including poverty, unemployment, and…

Coggins Kim, Carnes-Holt Kara, April 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This randomized repeated-measured active control group study examined the efficacy of child–teacher relationship training (CTRT) as a mental health intervention in rural Head Start programs with at-risk children. Experimental group child…