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Education Week, 2019
This is the latest edition of Education Week's Chance-for-Success Index. Launched in 2007, it surveys a range of social and educational conditions that, taken together, affect a person's prospect of positive outcomes over the course of a lifetime. Articles in this issue include: (1) States Confront Challenges In Educational Landscape (Sterling…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Quality, Place of Residence, Socioeconomic Status
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Wackerle-Hollman, Alisha; Durán, Lillian; Brunner, Stephanie; Palma, Jose; Kohlmeier, Theresa; Rodriguez, Michael C. – Educational Assessment, 2019
Spanish speakers in the United States are a steadily increasing population, up by 233% since 1980. Given the growing population of dual language learners (DLLs) and the large numbers of Spanish-speaking children enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs, addressing the educational needs of preschool-aged DLLs has become a national imperative.…
Descriptors: Spanish, Spanish Speaking, English, Bilingual Students
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Loth, Katie; Shanafelt, Amy; Davey, Cynthia; Anfinson, Allison; Zauner, Marguerite; Looby, Anna Ayers; Frost, Natasha; Nanney, Marilyn S. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Licensed child care providers, and the early care and education settings in which they operate, are uniquely situated to influence children's healthy eating and physical activity through practices, attitudes, and supportive physical and social environments. However, preliminary research indicates that child-, family-, and provider-level…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Health Behavior, Eating Habits
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Sirinides, Philip; Coffey, Missy – State Education Standard, 2018
Americans share an expectation that government will serve the common good, creating inescapable pressure for public agencies--especially those that serve young children--to perform well. Yet education and human services agencies continually struggle to respond to the complex conditions in which children are born. How can they address the practical…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Educational Policy
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Perone, Sammy; Palanisamy, Jeeva; Carlson, Stephanie M. – Developmental Science, 2018
The connection between brain rhythms at rest and cognition remains poorly understood. This is especially true during early childhood in which neuroimaging data are relatively scarce. We developed a new method for collecting eyes closed and eyes open resting state electroencephalography (EEG) suitable for young children. We report results…
Descriptors: Brain, Young Children, Executive Function, Early Childhood Education
Paschall, Katherine; Kane, Maggie; Hilty, Rowan; Silamongkol, Thanharat; Tout, Kathryn – Child Trends, 2018
In recent years, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has implemented policies and program initiatives to improve and expand professional development training for the state's child care and early education workforce. One aspect of this process has been implementing Develop--The Minnesota Quality Improvement and Registry Tool. Develop…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Supply and Demand
Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2018
Many states are building systems and structures to integrate their early care and education data. Combining data from different programs and agencies that serve young children allows policymakers and program decision makers to better answer critical questions about the needs of families in their communities, as well as questions about services and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Early Intervention, Participation
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Rajan, Rekha S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This exploratory study examined the changing role of music education and the availability of musical experiences for students attending Montessori schools in the Midwestern United States. On a survey instrument designed by the researcher, Montessori school directors (N = 36) from eight states shared descriptions of the current role of music at…
Descriptors: Music Education, Montessori Method, Role of Education, Likert Scales
Minnesota Department of Education, 2017
This document contains all of the Minnesota kindergarten academic standards in the content areas of Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. For each content area there is a short overview followed by a coding diagram of how the standards are organized and displayed. This document is adapted from the official versions…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Kindergarten, Art Education
Bailey, Ann Elise – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research explored the knowledge, skills, and strategies early childhood teachers possess related to implementing curriculum and authentic assessment. Research suggests that early educators rate their knowledge of curriculum and authentic assessment and their implementation of both as excellent. Despite these self-reported, high levels of…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Curriculum Evaluation
Caron, B.; Kendall, R.; Wilson, G.; Hash. M. – Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
The Early Learning Challenge (ELC) program awarded more than $1 billion in four-year grants to 20 States to implement comprehensive and cohesive high-quality early learning systems that support young children with high needs and their families. A key lever in making these improvements was the enhancement of States' Quality Rating and Improvement…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Student Needs, Quality Control
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This resource was prepared in response to a request for information about what States with Race to the Top -- Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants are doing to support coaching as a professional development strategy. This information will be helpful to other States as they explore ways to support early childhood educators in improving their…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Training Methods, State Programs, Faculty Development
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This resource was prepared in response to a request for examples of developmental screening activities in Early Learning Challenge (ELC) States. This information will be helpful to States as they consider how to identify and address health, behavioral, and developmental needs of children with high needs. To address this request, ELC TA reviewed…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Developmental Disabilities, Faculty Development, Staff Development
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This resource was prepared for an Early Learning Challenge (ELC) State in response to a request for information about initiatives to improve the quality of child care and early education provided by family, friends, and neighbors in the 20 RTT-ELC States. This information will be helpful to other States as they consider how to continue to increase…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Annual Reports, Family Programs
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Hughes, Amy Christine; Zak, Kevin; Ernst, Julie; Meyer, Rebecca – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2017
In a notoriously cold-seasoned region, this paper explored how our formal education and non-formal environmental education (EE) gatekeepers of Northeastern Minnesota regard the importance of outdoor play and cold weather for young students. This research study explored the relationship between participant gatekeepers' beliefs of the benefits…
Descriptors: Play, Weather, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education
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