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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Dinkel Danae, Rech John P., Guo Yage, Bice Matthew R., Hulse Emily, Behrends Donnia, Burger Christy, Dev Dipti A., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Go Nutrition and Physical activity Self Assessment in Child Care (NAP SACC) is an evidence based intervention developed to positively impact childhood obesity in early childhood education (ECE) facilities. One focus of Go NAP SACC is the…

Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present investigation examined the benefits of pre-K through the end of kindergarten for children from low-income homes who lived in a large and diverse county (n = 2,581) as well as factors associated with a reduction in benefits during the…
Child Care Aware of America, November, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet addresses questions related to children experiencing homelessness: When are children and families considered homeless? What should child care professionals do to support homeless children and families? How are states required to use…
Yamashiro Amy, McLaughlin John, October, 2020
Other
This report presents a five-year trend of children under age six who are experiencing homelessness at the national level, in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It uses data collected from 2013-14 to 2017-18 by the…
Mason Rihana S., Bass Lori Ann, August/September 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Research suggests children from low-income environments have vocabularies that differ from those of their higher-income peers. They may have basic knowledge of many words of which children from higher income environments have…

Baker Erin R., Jensen Cjersti J., Moeyaert Mariola, Bordoff Samantha, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With nearly half of all children under age six living in poverty, it is imperative to explore the development of income-related childhood aggression. Here, we specifically examine how family socioeconomic status (SES) relates to children's physical…
SchoolHouse Connection, 13 March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet provides strategies in terms of safety, services, and learning for homeless children and youth during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Shaw Sara H., Hirilall Ashley, Halle Tamara, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
The experience of homelessness is a known risk factor for young children, ages birth to 5. Children experiencing homelessness benefit from early care and education (ECE); however, states, communities and ECE providers face many barriers to ensuring…
Shaw Sara H., Hirilall Ashley, Halle Tamara, March, 2020
Reports & Papers

The purpose of this research brief is to understand the challenges that states and communities face in using data, as well as potential opportunities for strengthening data collected to estimate rates of early childhood homelessness and identify…

SchoolHouse Connection, February, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet provides an overview of data on young children who experience homelessness along with their parents, focusing on ways in which homelessness hurts their health, development, and education.
Schochet Owen N., Johnson Anna D., Ryan Rebecca M., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A large body of research demonstrates a positive association between maternal education and child development. What is not yet known, however, is whether and to what extent the association between mothers' education levels and their young children's…
Yamashiro Amy, McLaughlin John, February, 2020
Other
This report updates ED's annual Early Childhood Homelessness State Profiles and provides a snapshot of early childhood data available for children who are experiencing homelessness in each state, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It…
Romano Mollie, Windsor Kelly S., Q1 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study uses a single-case, multiple probe design to investigate the effects of a naturalistic intervention on deictic gesture use in toddlers who are from low-SES backgrounds. The month-long study included strategies drawn from the literature on…
Levine Dani, Pace Amy, Luo Rufan, Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, Golinkoff Roberta M., De Villiers Jill G., Iglesias Aquiles, Wilson Mary Sweig, Q1 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early language competence is a reliable and powerful predictor of children's success in school, and word gaps linked to socioeconomic status disparities have cascading effects on academic outcomes. While early research – such as the work of Hart and…
Ramakrishnan Jyothi L., Masten Ann S., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Psychosocial risk exposure in childhood is associated with a greater probability of emotional, behavioral, and academic problems. It is not surprising that children who experience homelessness, a marker of high cumulative risk, show significant…