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Augustine Catherine H., McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Pane John F., Schwartz Heather L., Schweig Jonathan, McEachin Andrew, Siler-Evans Kyle, 2016
Other
Research has determined that low-income students lose ground to more affluent peers over the summer. Other research has shown that some summer learning programs can benefit students, but we know very little about whether large, district-run,…
Parsons Seth A., Hutchison Amy C., Hall Leigh A., Parsons Allison Ward, Ives Samantha T., Leggett Alicia Bruyning, June, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite the growing interest in online platforms as venues for professional learning, little is known about how teachers interpret their online PD experiences, how they do and do not utilize what they learn, and what kinds of experiences they do and…
Garvis Susanne, Pendergast Donna, September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Childcare services in Australia have experienced a rapid growth in demand over the last 30 years. This has paralleled a number of shifts in society, including: the changing roles and expectations of women; the structuring of an economy that relies…
Roach Julia, Brooks Jennifer, Heid Camilla, Cook Ronna, 23 February, 2011
Multimedia
This webinar describes the research questions, study design, and instruments used by the Head Start Impact Study. It then provides a walk-through of the study's data files and their use.
Pelliccione Lina, Morey Valerie, Walker Rebecca, Morrison Chad, 28 December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The rapid expansion of fully online delivery of initial teacher education (ITE) seen in the past decade has generated some concerns about impact on teacher quality. This is set within broader, sustained concerns about ITE generally. Much of the…
California Afterschool Outcome Measures Project, n.d.
Instruments
Melhuish Edward, Sylva Kathy, Sammons Pam, Siraj-Blatchford Iram, Taggart Brenda, Phan Mai B., Malin Antero, 29 August, 2008
Other
Peer Reviewed
Supplemental material for a search for predictors of age 10 mathematics scores, including predictors related to early care and education, based on a longitudinal study of 2558 English children
Weigel Daniel J., Weiser Dana A., Bales Diane W., Moyses Kendra J., Fall 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A growing number of early childhood professionals use the Internet to improve their skills, knowledge, and practice. The Internet may be a practical alternative for providing high-quality, research-based training, information, and resources to these…
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.), 2004
Other
A comprehensive list of links to online resources and applications for state-administered low-income benefit programs, including program descriptions, eligibility guidelines, and applications
Stanford Carla Caldwell, August 2008
Reports & Papers
A comparison of the achievement of 96 Mississippi child care professionals receiving instruction via online synchronous, online asynchronous, or traditional approaches in a course entitled, Developing Lessons and Thematic Units for Three Year Olds
Durden Tonia, Mincemoyer Claudia, Crandall Leslie, Alviz Kit, Garcia Aileen, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality family childcare (FCC) can positively influence all areas of a child's growth and development. Thus, it is important to invest in efforts to increase quality, including providing professional development to enhance the skills of those…
Ascetta Kate Elisabeth, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this current study was to examine the effect of a preschool teacher intervention around the use self-monitoring and the online learning modules. The interventions were delivered online using: online learning modules that provided…
Barnes Jenna K., Guin Autumn, Allen Kim, April-June 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Providing early childhood professionals with professional development opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge can improve quality of care. For professional development to be valued by the early childhood workforce, it is essential to…
Yang Yu-Fang, Tsai Chin-Chung, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper reports on an investigation of adult online learning for 91 Taiwanese in-service preschool teachers enrolled in online degree programs. By using an open-ended written essay to investigate what learners thought they were learning through…
Diamond Adele, Barnett W. Steven, Thomas Jessica, Munro Sarah, 30 November, 2007
Other
Peer Reviewed
Supplemental material to an experimental study of the effect of Tools of the Mind, a curriculum designed to increase social and emotional self-regulation, on the executive function of a sample of 147 low-income preschool children
Kegel Cornelia A. T., Bus Adriana G., February, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the impacts of two variants of the Living Letters early literacy game with an integrated on-line tutoring system--one with individualized feedback from a computer tutor and one with individualized on-line feedback from a human tutor, on…
Hoffman Tracey K., Mays Thomas, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The Prekindergarten Associate degree program, offered on the regional campuses at a public Midwestern university, is a teacher preparation program designed for students planning to teach children birth through age five in a childcare or preschool…
Sheridan Kathleen M., Banzer David, Pradzinski Anne, Wen Xiaoli, March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Early math success in the PreK classroom is recognized as a strong predictor of later academic success. However, many early childhood teachers report they lack the content knowledge, confidence and beliefs to deliver high quality math experiences in…
Cook Shayna, November, 2017
Other
These policies are raising big questions: What is the best way to support lead teachers in attaining a bachelor's degree? What are the equity implications of this credential requirement for the existing workforce, for people new to the field, and…
Peyton Johnette, June, 2020
Reports & Papers
These are the findings of a survey of the changing practices of early childhood education degree programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The authors surveyed 263 educators to learn of the challenges faced in the rapid switch to online…
Terzian Mary, Moore Kristin Anderson, Williams-Taylor Lisa, Nguyen Hoan, July, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of online sources for identifying evidence-based out-of-school time programs
Gormley, Jr. William T., Phillips Deborah A., Gayer Ted, 01 July, 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Supplemental material to a comparison of the academic skills of experimental groups of 1,264 children completing public prekindergarten and 327 children completing Head Start programs and control groups of 1,492 children entering public…
Lee Youngju, Kinzie Mable B., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, May, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the effects of teacher supports, that include both online video demonstrations of questioning techniques and companion workshop activities, on both teachers' open-ended questioning during prekindergarten activities and students' verbal…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
Findings from a field test of the California Afterschool Outcome Measures Project Online Toolbox, an online survey of student behavior change and skill development for use in after school programs, that examines teacher and student survey…
Ottley Jennifer Riggie, Coogle Christan Grygas, Pigman Jon Ryan, Sturgeon Doug, Helfrich Sara, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Online special educator preparation programs are growing in prevalence and popularity. Yet, implementing a clinical model of special educator preparation within online programs can be challenging. In this study, we explored the perspectives of the…