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Smith, Sheila; Lawrence, Sharmila – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2019
Identifying features of early care and education (ECE) settings that positively affect children's early learning and development is a critical challenge for the field. Most research related to this challenge has focused on structural features of ECE quality, such as teacher-child ratios and teacher credentials, and on process quality, which refers…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Well Being, Anxiety, Teaching Conditions
Lawrence, Sharmila – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2018
Research on father engagement in ECPs [early childhood programs] focuses on defining and measuring father engagement, examining fathers' beliefs and barriers to engagement, father engagement for children with disabilities, child care decision-making by fathers, and interventions to engage fathers in early childhood programs (such as home visiting,…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Participation, Early Childhood Education, Barriers
Lawrence, Sharmila – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2018
This resource list includes resources on state and local financing strategies, blending and braiding funding streams, and Pay for Success (PFS)/Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) from 2012 to 2018. Most of the resources are descriptive as little research on impacts has yet been published.
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2018
This Research-to-Policy Resource List compiles empirical research on American LGBT families' experiences with ECE and providers' experiences and preparation for working with LGBT families. The three reviews that begin the list summarize the research literature published through 2012. The remaining resources on the list include the research…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
Lawrence, Sharmila – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2018
This resource list includes research on the effects of e-books on emergent literacy in early childhood settings from 2010 to the present. The focus of this resource list is on the use of e-books in early childhood settings, some of the literature reviews and syntheses below also include studies of parents' use of e-books. While not included in…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Childrens Literature, Books, Emergent Literacy
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2018
Many states with preschool programs, as well as other interested organizations and individuals, have undertaken research and evaluation efforts to improve their understanding of state preschool program implementation, results, and impacts. A 2004 review by Gilliam and Zigler examined state efforts to evaluate preschool programs from 1997 to 2003.…
Descriptors: State Programs, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Quality
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2018
This bibliography offers a comprehensive list of published research on the size and characteristics of the early care and education workforce. To be included, a publication: (1) must describe features of the early care and education workforce, such as: size; demographic characteristics; wages, compensation, and benefits; experience, education,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Teachers, Child Caregivers
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2018
This Research-to-Policy Resource List provides resources in the "Research Connections" library on statewide KEAs [Kindergarten entry assessments]. It does not address local KEA efforts or broader issues related to child assessment more generally. The first section presents publications that discuss issues surrounding the development and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2017
This Research-to-Policy Resource List focuses on resources in the Research Connections collection published in the past ten years that focus on building high-quality after schools systems. The resources on this list have been assigned to the following categories: building systems, improving quality, supporting the workforce, and sustaining program…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Child Development, Program Development
Stephens, Samuel A. – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2017
This Research-to-Policy Resource List focuses on resources in the Research Connections collection published in 2010 or later that focus on access to early care and education for children in immigrant families. The resources on this list are organized into the following categories: research reviews, research based on large-scale national datasets,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Immigrants
Stephens, Samuel A. – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2017
This Research-to-Policy Resource List identifies resources in the Research Connections collection published in 2010 or later that examine access to and utilization of early care and education by children in families experiencing homelessness, early childhood programs and practices that are designed to address their specific developmental needs,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Homeless People, Access to Education
Lawrence, Sharmila – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2017
This resource list identifies resources from 2010 to 2017 that highlight resources on science in early care and education under the following categories: 1) Policy resources, 2) Promising practices, 3) Professional development and teacher preparation.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Science Education, Educational Policy
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2017
This Research-to-Policy Resource List identifies resources in the Research Connections collection published in the past 10 years that examine the role child care and early education can play in both preventing traumatic experiences and in supporting children who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing trauma. The resources on this list…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Trauma, Early Experience
Lawrence, Sharmila – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2017
This research-to-policy resource list compiles publications from 2010 to the present on early care and education workplace conditions and teacher stress. Much of the research focuses on teachers in center-based settings and preschools. There is little research examining this issue for home-based providers. Resources are grouped under the following…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Conditions, Stress Variables
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2017
Of the nearly 3,000 early childhood undergraduate degree programs in the United States, only 2.9 percent focus on early childhood administration, management, or leadership. To address this gap and to support those already serving in leadership roles, institutions of higher education, state agencies, school districts, and other human services…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Administrators
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