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Seegert Sara, Meehan Taylor D., Veres Regina A., September 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed

In-person safety programs for pre-kindergarten children were not able to go on in their usual way during the summer of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While some communities opted to cancel the programs, one organization in Northwest Ohio…

Mondi Christina F., Giovanelli Alison, Reynolds Arthur J., May 22 2021
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

Educators and researchers are increasingly interested in evaluating and promoting socio-emotional learning (SEL) beginning in early childhood (Newman & Dusunbury in 2015; Zigler & Trickett in American Psychologist 33(9):789–798 https://…

Swindle Taren, McBride Nicole M., Selig James P., Johnson Susan L., Whiteside-Mansell Leanne, Martin Janna, Staley Audra, Curran Geoffrey M., May 12 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Together, We Inspire Smart Eating (WISE) is an intervention for the early care and education setting to support children’s exposure to and intake of fruits and vegetables. WISE emphasizes 4 evidence-based practices (EBPs): (1) use of…

National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief will help states, territories, and Tribes reflect on the supports child care providers need as they reopen child care that closed during the pandemic. It will also help them come into compliance with health and safety training and…

Taylor Dalena Dillman, Purswell Katherine, Cornett Nick, Bratton Sue C., April 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Childhood disruptive behaviors in early childhood present difficulties for teachers and parents, can be indicative of emotional and social disturbances for children, and are associated with long-term negative consequences. This quasi-experimental…

Meyer Lori E., March 30 2021
Other

The Early MTSS-123 Project was developed “to implement and pilot the Early Care and Learning Practice Improvement Support Team and to provide the State with a 3-year plan to scale-up the pilot.” Major activities of this project included: Piloting…

Meyer Lori E., March 30 2021
Executive Summary

The Early MTSS-123 Project was developed “to implement and pilot the Early Care and Learning Practice Improvement Support Team and to provide the State with a 3-year plan to scale-up the pilot.” Major activities of this project included: Piloting…

Bartko W. Todd, Sparr Mariel, Filene Jill H., Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of the Improving Programs, Policies, and Services to Promote Healthy Development in Middle Childhood in Afterschool Settings Project (MCASP). It presents characteristics of the five study sites along with key…

Bartko W. Todd, Sparr Mariel, Filene Jill H., Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Afterschool programs provide opportunities for physical activity for millions of children in the United States. This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—representing diverse geographic regions, program settings, and served populations—…

Sparr Mariel, Cachat Patrice, Bartko W. Todd, Filene Jill H., Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—representing diverse geographic regions, program settings, and served populations—view their roles and contributions to promoting young children’s SEBH. Findings were gathered through interviews…

Sparr Mariel, Morrison Colleen, Miller Kassandra, Bartko W. Todd, Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Literature Review

This literature review sought to - Supplement and update existing literature and meta-analytic reviews of social-emotional and behavioral health outcomes achieved in afterschool programs, with a specific focus on those serving children 6 to 12…

Velez Marina S., Barton Erin Elizabeth, Yoder Paul, Wright John C., February 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We examined the effectiveness of systematic prompting of peer-related behaviors delivered during small group academic instructional sessions with three dyads of preschool-aged children with deficits in social competence. One child was randomly…

Mak Toby C. T., Chan Derwin K. C., Capio Catherine M., 20 January, 2021
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Recent evidence has emphasized the importance of the early childhood years for developing lifelong physical activity patterns. As such, evidence-informed programs that create opportunities for young children to engage in physical activity are needed…
Dinkel Danae, Rech John P., Guo Yage, Bice Matthew R., Hulse Emily, Behrends Donnia, Burger Christy, Dev Dipti A., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Go Nutrition and Physical activity Self Assessment in Child Care (NAP SACC) is an evidence based intervention developed to positively impact childhood obesity in early childhood education (ECE) facilities. One focus of Go NAP SACC is the…

Kohel Kara, Hatton-Bowers Holly, Williams Natalie A., Dev Dipti A., Behrends Donnia, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Dingman Holly, Dinkel Danae, Gebhart Liz, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Purpose Breastfeeding and responsive feeding are important practices that support the health of infants and women. In the United States, breastfeeding continuation rates remain lower than recommended, and working women face additional challenges…