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Hemmeter Mary Louise, Fox Lise K., Snyder Patricia A., Algina James J., Hardy Jessica Kristen, Bishop Crystal D., Veguilla Myrna, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Professional development (PD) focused on social, emotional, and behavioral teaching practices has been identified as a critical need for preschool teachers. The Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence is a multi-tiered framework of…
Figueras-Daniel Alexandra, Li Zijia, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The mounting numbers of young Hispanic children in the United States (now about 25% of those under five) require unique considerations in efforts to meet their particular needs for preschool education. Among the most agreed upon practices to address…
Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Weiland Christina, McCormick Meghan P., Hsueh JoAnn, Sachs Jason, Snow Catherine, Maier Michelle F., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
General measures of process quality are widely used in the early childhood education (ECE) field. However, the evidence regarding associations between the most widely used process quality measure, the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS;…
Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Schochet Owen N., Martin Anne, Castle Sherri, Tulsa SEED Study Team, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
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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…
Gordon Rachel A., Peng Fang, Curby Timothy W., Zinsser Katherine M., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recent reviews have called attention to limitations of existing observational measures of early childhood classroom quality, including low rater agreement, ceiling/floor effects, and imprecise estimation. We offer an introduction to the many-facet…
Bichay-Awadalla Krystal, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The Classroom Assessment Scoring System Toddler (CLASS-T) is one of the most commonly used measures to assess the quality of teacher-child interactions in toddler classrooms. Despite widespread use of the CLASS-T, few studies have…
Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Goka-Dubose Emiko, Lewis Hillary, Fisher Philip A., Q3 2021
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Early care and education (ECE) is an important developmental context for nurturing resilience with young children experiencing adversity. In particular, strengthening the capabilities of adult caregivers, such as ECE teachers, to mitigate the…
Wang X. Christine, Choi Youngae, Benson Keely, Eggleston Corinne, Weber Deborah, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Computational thinking (CT), which is defined as the systematic analysis, exploration, and testing of solutions to open-ended and often complex problems, is an important skill to foster in early childhood. However, little is known about teachers’…
Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, Farran Dale Clark, March 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We designed the work described in this monograph as a way to advance understanding of the impact of an early childhood curriculum on prekindergarten children’s academic, executive function, self‐regulation, and social outcomes. Our intent was to…

Bassok Daphna, Magouirk Preston, Markowitz Anna J., January-December 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Despite substantial federal, state, and local investments in improving early care and education (ECE), we know little about whether ECE program quality has improved over time. The lack of data tracking the quality of publicly funded ECE programs…

Edwards Susan, May 20 2021
Literature Review

This paper reports the findings of an integrative review of the literature conducted to gain insight into the relationship between process quality, curriculum and pedagogy. Process quality attends to those aspect of early childhood education and…

Gardner-Neblett Nicole, Henk Jennifer, Vallotton Claire, Rucker Larra, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Jan-Mar 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Although there have been calls in the early childhood field for effective approaches to preparing the workforce to support optimal early child development, there is a gap in understanding how different types of professional development predict…

Indiana. Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This report includes enrollment data, fiscal expenditures, and a summary of child and family outcomes and classroom quality for Indiana's On My Way Pre-K program.

Markowitz Anna J., Sadowski Katharine, Hamre Bridget K., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Many policy efforts designed to improve the quality of early care and education (ECE) settings in the United States have focused on increasing teachers’ education levels, despite the weak evidence linking education to quality.…

Dwyer Julie, Harbaugh Allen Gregory, June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigates how eight public, centre-based preschool teachers working with low-income children are using different activity settings and content foci to support one aspect of academic language: vocabulary development. Findings indicate…