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Morris Suzann, Smith Linda K., May 2021
Reports & Papers

Little research exists on the role faith-based child care plays for many families in the United States. As COVID-19 impacted child care’s already fragile system, lessons learned from the faith-based community are a valuable asset to understand…

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."

English Alan, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study sought to gain greater understanding of how youth at a faith-based privately-funded after-school program perceive relationships within the program. As the existence of a strong personal relationship is widely theorized to be a precursor…
Paulk Amber, Seaton Kali, Yuille Angela, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It has long been an established view that children who attend high-quality early learning programs are more likely to be school ready. However, some studies have found that program quality is not as important to child outcomes as is participating in…
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…
Lewsader Joellen, Elicker James, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Multiple types of child care are exempt from government licensure or regulation in the United States, yet previous research has shown that stricter adherence to regulatory standards predicts higher quality programs. This study compares global child…
Frabutt James M., Waldron Rachel, September, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood is a critically formative stage of human development and the educational experiences of children at this young age impact their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical competencies. In the U.S., early childhood education has grown…
Lewsader Joellen, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Multiple types of child care are exempt from state licensure or regulation yet research has shown that stricter adherence to standards for a child care program predicts higher quality programs. This study compares three groups of church-sponsored…
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…
Lewsader Joellen, Elicker James, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The specific aims of this dissertation research are to on explore the quality of church-sponsored center-based child care as observed in three levels of state child care regulation. The first objective is to determine if and how global child care…
Goldman Dan, Boylan Ellen, June, 2010
Other
An examination of state and federal constitutional law issues related to the participation of faith-based organizations in state-funded prekindergarten programs
Ebrahim Hasina Banu, March 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An analysis of the market discourses of private entrepreneurs and their staff in two early childhood centers in urban KwaZulu-Natal, based on three semi-structured interviews with the managers and practitioners at the centers
Rohacek Monica, Adams Gina, Snyder Kathleen, 2008
Reports & Papers
An examination of the roles of faith-based organization in providing or supporting center-based child care, particularly for children from families receiving vouchers, in five counties in four states