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Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examined differences in school readiness skills in the fall of kindergarten between preK attendees and non-attenders (n = 2581) among children in a large, diverse county. Also considered was the extent to which skills associated…
Palermo Francisco, Thibodeau-Nielsen Rachel, Han Seunghee, Mikulski Ariana M., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined the association between Spanish-speaking preschoolers’ (N = 137; M age = 53 months; SD = 4 months; 53% boys) effortful control (EC) and English vocabulary and letter-word skills. We also examined whether close teacher-child relationships…
Vance Femi, Wolforth Sara, Kimner Hayin, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Strong partnerships between schools and expanded learning programs lay the foundation for building stronger, more equitable support systems for children and their families. Building on prior investments in the expanded learning system, California’s…
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;…
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, King Carlise, Martinchek Kassandra, Isaacs Julia B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
This list includes resources useful to researchers and agency staff who analyze state-level early care and education (ECE) administrative data for research purposes. The term administrative data refers to information about individual children,…
Delaney Katherine K., Krepps Karen, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For Head Start programs, the 2010 enactment of the Head Start Designation Renewal System (HS-DRS) reflects a national trend in rising accountability related to classroom quality for early childhood programs. Under HS-DRS, all Head Start programs are…
McLean Caitlin, Austin Lea J. E., Whitebook Marcy, Olson Krista L., 2021
Other
Since 2016, the biennial Early Childhood Workforce Index has tracked the status of the early care and education workforce and related state policies in order to identify promising practices for improving early educator jobs and changes over time.…
Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, Doromal Justin B., Michie Molly, January, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report describes the experiences of 74 women who run family day homes in Virginia, adding to the small body of evidence that examines the impact of the pandemic on this often overlooked sector of child care. Its key contribution is that it…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
Our audit covered 1,721 licensed child day centers and family day homes that received CCDF funding during State fiscal year 2018. We used geographic area, total capacity, and total CCDF funding received to select 15 child day center providers and 15…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Our audit covered 1,721 licensed child day centers and family day homes that received CCDF funding during State fiscal year 2018. We used geographic area, total capacity, and total CCDF funding received to select 15 child day center providers and 15…
Chernoff Jodi Jacobson, Keuter Shannon, Uchikoshi Yuuko, Quick Heather, Manship Karen, February, 2021
Other
This paper begins by discussing some of the issues that arise when conducting research with young DLLs and the challenges that result from the lack of high-quality, validated assessments in multiple languages. The First 5 California DLL Pilot Study…
Afterschool Alliance, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In a nationally representative survey of parents (commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance in the fall of 2020 to supplement data collected before the schools and states began to close in response to the pandemic), 2 in 3 parents of middle school…
Fiene Richard, January, 2021
Other
The organization of this paper is as follows. First, let’s introduce what is included when we talk about measurement principles for regulatory compliance, licensing and monitoring systems. Second, provide examples that should be familiar to most…
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Kentucky Youth Advocates, Metro United Way, United Way of Kentucky, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Learning Grove, Child Care Advocates of Kentucky, Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C), Appalachian Early Childhood Network, EC Learn, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
From November 16th through December 18th, 2020, we asked Kentucky parents and families to share their thoughts and concerns about the continuing impact on child care of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 1,400 responded. The survey was also provided in a…
Gerde Hope K., Pikus Arianna E., Lee Kyung Sook, Van Egeren Laurie A., Quon Huber Melissa S., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Families make important contributions to children’s learning across multiple developmental domains by providing quality educational experiences in the home and community. Until now, it was unknown what resources low-income families provide at home…