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Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Schochet Owen N., Martin Anne, Castle Sherri, Tulsa SEED Study Team, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) teachers are paid strikingly low wages, yet are increasingly expected to advance children’s learning by offering high-quality classroom environments. Teachers’ capacities to provide high-quality instruction should be…
Spielberger Julie, Burkhardt Tiffany, Winje Carolyn, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, Gitlow Elissa, Carreon Erin Devorah, Huang Lee Ann, Herriott Anna, Kakuyama-Villaber Reiko, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report describes the results of a 3-year pilot study of the Illinois Model of IECMHC. The study was part of a 5-year comprehensive, coordinated, statewide initiative by The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) to expand IECMHC…
Spielberger Julie, Burkhardt Tiffany, Winje Carolyn, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, Gitlow Elissa, Carreon Erin Devorah, Huang Lee Ann, Herriott Anna, Kakuyama-Villaber Reiko, February, 2021
Executive Summary
This report describes the results of a 3-year pilot study of the Illinois Model of IECMHC. The study was part of a 5-year comprehensive, coordinated, statewide initiative by The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) to expand IECMHC…
Spielberger Julie, Burkhardt Tiffany, Winje Carolyn, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, Gitlow Elissa, Carreon Erin Devorah, Huang Lee Ann, Herriott Anna, Kakuyama-Villaber Reiko, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This report describes the results of a 3-year pilot study of the Illinois Model of IECMHC. The study was part of a 5-year comprehensive, coordinated, statewide initiative by The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) to expand IECMHC…
Tebben Erin, Lang Sarah N., Sproat Eliza B., Owens Jovanna Tyree, Helms Sydney, April-June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Stress has been shown to negatively impact early childhood teachers’ abilities to provide high quality, responsive environments for young children. Previous studies of early childhood teacher stress have focused on the tasks and responsibilities…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Kiscaden Sarah, March 2021
Reports & Papers

We compared teacher emotional wellbeing, financial wellbeing and job commitment before and during COVID both overall and separately for child care and school-based pre-k sites using data from the fall 2019 and 2020 waves of the Study of Early…

Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

Kwon Kyong-Ah, Ford Timothy G., Jeon Lieny, Malek Adrien, Ellis Natalie, Randall Ken (Kenneth Edwin), Kile Mia, Salvatore Alicia, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Using a holistic conceptualization of teacher well-being in concert with the Job Demands and Resources (JD-R) framework, our interdisciplinary study examined associations among various job demands and resources and whole teacher well-being (i.e…

Swigonski Nancy L., James Brandy, Wynns Whitley, Casavan Kara, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study sought to measure early childhood educators’ personal physical, emotional and financial stress impact related to the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic in Indiana. More research on early childhood educator stress and well-being is…

Smith Sheila, Nakamura Jennifer, Granja Maribel R., Chow Kirby, Grindal Todd, Perez Nancy K., May 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief represents the second of two reports on the experiences of Arkansas (AR) educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey and focus group information for report one were collected in October and November 2020 (the findings from the first…

Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, Nakamura Jennifer, Granja Maribel R., February 2021
Reports & Papers

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the provision of early childhood education in Arkansas and across the United States. In partnership with the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE), SRI International (SRI), and…

Powers Jamie N., Farewell Charlotte V., Maiurro Emily, Puma Jini E., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood education (ECE) working environments often contribute to poor health outcomes. The purpose of this study was to describe healthy eating-related and physical activity-related awareness and adoption of behavior change of ECE providers…
Gupta Sarika S., June, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Let us consider teacher well-being in light of an EI/ECSE priority: inclusion. We know little progress has been made with the inclusion of young children with disabilities, increasing a mere 5.7% over two decades (Barton & Smith, 2015). We also…
Koplow Lesley, Dean Noelle, Blachly Margaret, April, 2020
Other
Emotionally Responsive Practice (ERP) is a trauma-informed approach to supporting social and emotional well-being in schools (Koplow, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2014). Developed at Bank Street College of Education, ERP teaches adults to understand children…
Ruprecht Karen, Tomlin Angela M., Perkins Kelley J., Viehweg Stephan, March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education workers are increasingly recognizing their role in helping children who have experienced trauma, including extended parental separations due to incarceration. These children may have emotional reactions and behaviors that…