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Public Policy Associates, Incorporated, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Following the 2014 reauthorization of the federal Child Care Development Block Grant, which provides child care assistance, Michigan adopted key changes to its CDC program. These changes occurred in three clusters: instituting a graduated exit…

Harding Jessica F., Gleason Philip, Aikens Nikki, Malone Lizabeth M., Tarullo Louisa B., Cannon Judith, Cronquist Kathryn, March 2021
Reports & Papers

In nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014–2018 (FACES 2014), we found that, on average, first-year children showed larger gains in language and cognitive scores from fall to spring of the…

Sparr Mariel, Cachat Patrice, Bartko W. Todd, Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—serving elementary age children and representing diverse geographic regions, settings, and populations served—view their roles and contributions to provide gender-aware afterschool programming.…

Bartko W. Todd, Sparr Mariel, Filene Jill H., Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Afterschool programs provide opportunities for physical activity for millions of children in the United States. This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—representing diverse geographic regions, program settings, and served populations—…

Infurna Charles J., Montes Guillermo, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research study investigated the effects of preschool dosage on kindergarten readiness in an urban school district (n= 1,464). This study was guided by one research question: do children who attend two years of structured early childhood…
Lee Kyunghee, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the association between enrollment duration and health treatment outcomes among migrant Head Start children. Children (n=1,399) were divided into two groups: those who enrolled for 1 year and those who enrolled more than 2 years…
Doss Christopher, Frickle Hans, Loeb Susanna, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
This study assesses the effects of two text-messaging programs for parents that aim to support the development of math skills in prekindergarten students. One program focuses purely on math, while the other takes an identical approach but focuses on…
Gordon Rachel A., Sheridan Kathleen M., Bates Julia, de Souza Samantha, Pradzinski Anne, Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Gender disparities in academic achievement are of longstanding scholarly and societal concern. In the extensive literature on this topic, however, relatively few studies have considered the non-parental child care contexts where children spend…

Ansari Arya, Gottfried Michael A., September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a sample of pre-K attendees from 11 states in the United States (n = 2,966), we examined whether early childhood educational experiences contribute positively or negatively to later preschool absences. Although some of the most important…
Aikens Nikki, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Tarullo Louisa B., Malone Lizabeth M., Kelly Annalee, Cannon Judith, July-September 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study uses a resiliency framework to provide a national portrait of the strengths and resources of low-income Black and Hispanic/Latino boys served by Head Start. Findings suggest that although low-income boys of color are a vulnerable subgroup…
Banerjee Rashida, Horn Eva M., Palmer Susan B., July-Sept 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children are often enrolled in either AM (morning) or PM (afternoon) sessions in early childhood programs. However, little research is available on this routine practice. We used multilevel analysis to investigate if there are differences in…
Mulvey Kelly Lynn, Miedema Sally Taunton, Stribing Alexandra, Gilbert Emily, Brian Ali Sara, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children typically report primarily same-gender friendships across childhood. However, there is growing awareness of the benefits of gender-integrated friendships and gender integration in schools, especially for social-emotional domains. The…
Williams Stacey C., Barajas Clara B., Milam Adam J., Olson Linda Steffel, Leaf Philip J., Connolly Faith, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An early adopter of public preschool (i.e., pre-kindergarten, "pre-k"), evidence from Baltimore City, Maryland, can provide insight for those working to improve access to early education opportunities. We followed a cohort of children entering…
Iruka Iheoma U., Curenton Stephanie M., Sims Jacqueline, Blitch Kimberly, Gardner Shari L., Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used pre-academic and socioemotional data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth (ECLS-B) Cohort to examine the profiles of Black girls' school readiness skills from preschool through kindergarten. In addition to examining…
Muschkin Clara G., Ladd Helen F., Dodge Kenneth A., Bai Yu, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Based on growing evidence of the long-term benefits of enriched early childhood experiences, we evaluate the potential for addressing gender disparities in elementary school through early care and education programs. Specifically, we explore the…