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Welch Greg W., Svoboda Elizabeth, Daro Alexandra M., Bryant Venessa, Glissmeyer Caitlyn, July 2021
Reports & Papers

The final survey included questions related to (a) rate information by child age; (b) program descriptors (i.e., hours of part-time and full-time care, children enrolled, operational hours); (c) quality measures and participation (i.e.,…

Tracey Sarah, Smith Linda K., Rosen Sophie, April 2021
Other

The Bipartisan Policy Center recognizes the value of high-quality child care environments on children’s development. To help states move forward in defining high-quality child care facilities, BPC has developed model improvement standards for…

Wright Tanya S., Parks Amy Noelle, Wilinski Bethany, Domke Lisa, Hopkins Laura J., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine preK certification requirements for literacy and mathematics coursework to understand policy trends across the United States. We were interested in examining whether teacher certification requirements in…
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…

Ritchie Lorrene D., Keeton Victoria, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Vitale Elyse Homel, Au Lauren, Alkon Abbey, January 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The study evaluated an educational intervention with family child care home (FCCH) providers to implement nutrition standards. A convenience sample of licensed California FCCH providers (n=30) attended a 2-hour, in-person group training in…

Litkowski Ellen C., Duncan Robert J., Logan Jessica A. R., Purpura David J., October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study examined preschoolers' (N = 801) age-related performance on one measure of verbal counting and two measures of cardinality ("how many" and "give n") aligned with the kindergarten Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM)…
Merrill Becca, Cohen-Vogel Lora, Little Michael, Sadler James R., Lee Kenya, June, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Most states in the U.S. now have some form of publicly funded Pre-Kindergarten. This brief asks what they have done to ensure the quality of their programs. It does so by mapping state adoption of three popular program quality assurance features:…
Lugo-Gil Julieta, Dang Myley, February, 2020
Reports & Papers
This memo summarizes the findings from an evidence review that the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) asked the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) MidAtlantic to conduct on play as a teaching strategy for children…
Engelman Kim, Dobbins Dionne R., Veatch Sharon, Tercha Jessica, 2020
Reports & Papers
In this report, we describe how CCAoA, in partnership with a diverse group of national stakeholders, developed a preliminary child care licensing database in 2017. We then share how we subsequently developed a new set of child care licensing…
Engelman Kim, Dobbins Dionne R., Veatch Sharon, Tercha Jessica, 2020
Executive Summary
In this report, we describe how CCAoA, in partnership with a diverse group of national stakeholders, developed a preliminary child care licensing database in 2017. We then share how we subsequently developed a new set of child care licensing…
American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (U.S.), 2019
Other
Three private organizations compiled this extensive list of quality standards related to health and safety practices and policies in child care and early education settings. Standards are based on ongoing monitoring of research and practice; the…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, November, 2018
Other
To achieve the goal of providing every child with access to developmentally appropriate care, the United States must ensure that the policies and systems governing and funding early care and learning have a robust facilities component. The following…
Haslip Michael J., Gullo Dominic F., May, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood education is changing rapidly due to the dynamic nature of positive and negative trends affecting the profession. In this article, the changing landscape of early childhood education is discussed and analyzed. Both the positive and…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, March, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) quality standards are used to assign ratings to programs that participate in QRIS, providing families and the public with information about each program's quality. States typically use licensing standards…
Boyd-Swan Casey, Herbst Chris M., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper sheds light on two key issues regarding the demand for teacher characteristics in the market for center-based child care. First, we study the extent to which teacher qualifications--often considered important inputs to classroom quality--…