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Stoney Louise, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Before the pandemic, growth in child care centers strongly and swiftly out-paced home-based care. This has now shifted. A strong preference for small, home-based child care settings is emerging, and appears to be fairly consistent across the US.…

Zeng Songtian, Douglass Anne L., Lee Yujin, DelVecchio Becky, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It is important to equip small child care providers with business and administrative operations skills so that they can avoid shut down and provide quality child care services in a sustainable manner. This study provides initial efficacy and…
Talan Teri N., August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Early care and education programs are largely open for business during this time of COVID-19. Program leaders are currently responsible for meeting new health and safety requirements, often restricted to lower enrollments, incurring increased costs…
Lipscomb Stephen, Shoji Megan, Terziev Jeffrey, Vogel Cheri, Aikens Nikki, Snyder Patricia A., Burchinal Margaret, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 governs how states and public agencies provide educational services to eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. One piece of IDEA authorizes grants to…
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…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Garver Karin A., Nores Milagros, Li Zijia, Whitman Charles, April 28 2020
Reports & Papers

This report summarizes the results of a needs assessment conducted in order to understand and describe early childhood services for preschool-age children with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the state of Connecticut. In…

Stoney Louise, April, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to previous sustainability challenges within the child care industry, this brief lays out a strategic plan for recovery dollars, addressing five key issues: automation and business coaching,…
Opportunities Exchange, April, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This infographic charts the three tiers of both pedagogical and business leadership involved in staffed family child care networks.
Kilgo Jennifer L., Aldridge Jerry, Vogtle Laura, Ronilo Billy, April, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
How do children with delays or disabilities fare in developmentally appropriate classrooms? Most early childhood special education professionals believe that developmentally appropriate practices are necessary but not sufficient to appropriately…
Kerch Cailin J., Donovan Carol A., Ernest James M., Strichik Tracye, Winchester Joy, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study of the relationship between early receptive vocabulary development and social-emotional competencies examines differences among typically developing children and peers with disabilities within a state-wide program that meets all 10 of…
Edelman Larry, 25 March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Whether referred to as distance learning, remote instruction, tele-intervention, tele-health, tele-practice, tele-therapy, other labels, using video conferencing to support preschool and preschool special education services is not a new idea. Many…
Chen Jing, Justice Laura M., Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Lin Tzu-Jung, Sawyer Brook E., March/April 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study takes an ecological approach to examine how children with developmental language disorder (DLD) interact with their classmates within early childhood special education (ECSE) inclusive classrooms. Participants were 124 children with DLD,…
Coogle Christan Grygas, Ottley Jennifer Riggie, Storie Sloan, Rahn Naomi L., Kurowski-Burt Amy, March/April 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A multiple-probe, single-case design was used to determine the effect of delayed and immediate performance-based feedback on preservice teachers' use of embedded learning opportunities, an evidence-based practice in early childhood special education…
Hong Soo-Young, Eum Jungwon, Long Yanjie, Wu Chaorong, Welch Greg W., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study aimed to investigate typically developing preschoolers' behavior toward peers with disabilities in inclusive classrooms, focusing on the co-occurrence of the interactions between children with and without disabilities with various…
Stoney Louise, March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A Shared Services framework offers opportunities to re-imagine what is possible and, in this time of deep crisis, consider responses that both address immediate needs and look to the future. Let's view the recent NWLCC recommendations through this…