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Swindle Taren, Phelps Joshua, Schrick Britney, Johnson Susan L., December 1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The early care and education (ECE) environment has the potential to affect both children and their families. Food insecurity in ECE and its management may be an important influence. Objectives of this mixed methods study were to (1) elicit…

Agard Becky, Zeng Nan, McCloskey Morgan, Johnson Susan L., Bellows Laura, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Establishing physical activity (PA) and motor behaviors in early childhood are important for developing healthy activity behaviors. Parents play a central role in shaping young children’s PA and fundamental motor skills (FMS). This…

Herrera Sarah, Phillips Beth M., Newton Yi-Chieh, Dombek Jennifer L., Hernandez James A., July 2021
Literature Review

Children entering kindergarten vary greatly in their language and literacy skills. Therefore, up-to-date information about evidence-based practices is essential for early childhood educators and policymakers as they support preschool children’s…

Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This study snapshot presents key findings from a review of literature about early language and literacy interventions.

Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, July 2021
Other

This document includes the search, screening, and review processes for the report; technical results and key terms; effects of interventions by domain and outcome type; implementation characteristics of the interventions; research basis for the…

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…

Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Lewis Hillary, Goka-Dubose Emiko, Abshire Caitlin, January/February 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) programs can support resilience among children with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Yet children impacted by ACEs often experience challenges in ECE. To guide interventions to support school-readiness, a better…
Zucker Tricia A., Cabell Sonia Q., Petscher Yaacov, Mui Heather, Landry Susan H., Tock Jamie, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines blending of classroom- and family-based supports within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). MTSS frameworks typically use primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions to prevent or ameliorate academic difficulties.…
Li Hui, Forbes Anne, Yang Weipeng, January, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue of the journal Early Education and Development examines early STEM education by covering topics about curriculum and pedagogy, teacher education and professional development, family environment, and inclusive education.
Li Hui, Forbes Anne, Yang Weipeng, January, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue on early STEM education collects ten articles that present a series of studies covering topics about curriculum and pedagogy, teacher education and professional development, family environment, and inclusive education for…
Rumper Brooke, Frechette Elizabeth, Greenfield Daryl B., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study examined the roles that language of assessment, language dominance, and teacher language use during instruction play in Dual Language Learner (DLL) science scores. A total of 255 Head Start DLL children were assessed on equated…

Holmes Jennifer F., St. Laurent Christine W., Spencer Rebecca M., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Unhealthy dietary choices are associated with poor sleep in children through adults. Yet, how diet and sleep are related in early childhood, when diet is reliant on parent choices around food availability, is unknown. The authors aimed to explore…

Wang X. Christine, Choi Youngae, Benson Keely, Eggleston Corinne, Weber Deborah, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Computational thinking (CT), which is defined as the systematic analysis, exploration, and testing of solutions to open-ended and often complex problems, is an important skill to foster in early childhood. However, little is known about teachers’…
Moffett Lillie, 2021
Reports & Papers

Given the well-documented relation between executive functioning (EF) and math skills in preschool, there is a surprising lack of evidence on early intervention approaches that have successfully, and consistently, impacted both EF and math skills…

Slicker Gerilyn, Hustedt Jason T., December, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Persisting socioeconomic gaps in school readiness have inspired research examining aspects of the pre-K experience that could reduce these gaps. A strategy that deserves consideration is the socioeconomic diversity of classrooms. In this literature…