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Irwin Clare W., Gallo Audrey, February 2021
Reports & Papers

In an effort to increase access to high-quality prekindergarten (preK) programs for all young children in Vermont, the state passed universal preK legislation in 2014 (Act 166). All 3- and 4-year-olds have access to 10 hours a week of state-…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In efforts to better understand program availability, quality, and characteristics related to family choice among universal prekindergarten (preK) programs in Vermont, this study examined the characteristics of approved preK programs overall,…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
Other

This document includes the literature review, methods, and supporting analyses for "Characteristics of approved universal prekindergarten programs in Vermont in 2018/19."

Giordano Keri, Interra Victoria L., Stillo Giuliana C., Mims Angel T., Block-Lerner Jennifer, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Suspension is defined as a temporary removal from the educational setting where a child is able to return after a determined period of time, while expulsion is the complete and permanent removal of a child from an entire educational system (Gilliam…
Gebhart Tracy, Carlson Julianna, Harris Phoebe, Epstein Dale J., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Although there has recently been an increased focus on the benefits and challenges of implementing a salary or compensation parity policy, little has been written about how these policies affect the ECE workforce directly. The purpose of this brief…
Orizaba Lorena, Gorman Brenda K., Fiestas Christine E., Bingham Gary E., Terry Nicole Patton, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine narrative language samples of Spanish-speaking preschoolers to analyze changes in microstructural and macrostructural skills in their first language (L1) from fall to spring, relationships between…
Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The goal of this study is to understand the relationship between the community around an ECE and classroom health quality by program arrangement (Head Start, community-based childcare, family childcare home) by the following specific aims: Aim 1…

Bachman Heather J., Degol Jessica L., Elliott Leanne, Scharphorn Laura, El Nokali Nermeen E., Palmer Kalani M., April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The present study examined the amount of exposure to math activities that children of low socioeconomic status (SES) encounter in private community-based preschool classrooms and whether greater time in these activities predicted…
Lipsky Miriam G., Andrea Adelman, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Shared reading is reported to be the single best instructional practice for emergent literacy skills. Vocabulary instruction practices implemented during shared reading by both Head Start (HS) teachers and teachers from more affluent private school…
United Neighborhood Houses of New York, March, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief addresses issues concerning community-based early childhood education in New York City, focusing on quality comparison, staff retention, salary and funding disparities, and enrollment procedures.
Faria Ann-Marie, Doggett Libby, Yudron Monica, Lower Richard, Roth Erin, 11 December, 2015
Multimedia
This webinar features three presentations on the expansion of pre-kindergarten into community settings. The first presenter discusses federal initiatives designed to expand pre-kindergarten programs. Next, a presenter from Massachusetts shares…
Faria Ann-Marie, Doggett Libby, Yudron Monica, Lower Richard, Roth Erin, 11 December, 2015
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that features three presentations on the expansion of pre-kindergarten into community settings. The first presenter discusses federal initiatives designed to expand pre-kindergarten programs. Next,…
Finch Jenna E., Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Q2 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined associations between caregiver sensitivity and responsiveness in child care experienced at age 4 and children's effortful control skills at age 5, among 154 preschoolers who attended community-based child care settings. Sensitive…
Chow Bik C., Louie Lobo H. T., February, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of preschool type (public vs private) on motor skill performance in 239 (121 boys, 118 girls) preschool children ages 3 to 6.5 yr. Preschoolers were tested on 12 fundamental motor skills from the…
Casper Virginia, Lamb-Parker Faith, July, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An account of the early group care component of The Developing Families Project-South Africa (DFP-SA), a community-based model of education and training for the care, support, and education of vulnerable birth to 3-year-old children, and their…