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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
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
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
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: Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Educational Policy, Educational Research
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
In November 2014, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 was signed into law, reauthorizing the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)--the federal child care subsidy program--for the first time since 1996. In December 2015, the U.S. Office of Child Care issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which updated CCDF regulations…
Descriptors: Child Care, Working Hours, Scheduling, Family Work Relationship
Grate, Sheree; Stephens, Samuel A. – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
There are approximately 390,000 children age nine and under who are identified by their parents as being of American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) heritage alone, while more than 400,000 other children in the same age range share this heritage with that of other race and ethnic groups. The large majority--about 80 percent--of AIAN individuals…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Resources, Educational Research
Lawrence, Sharmila; Stephens, Samuel A. – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
This "Topic of Interest" provides a comprehensive list of research in the Research Connections collection that was published in 2005 or later addressing issues related to quality improvement specifically in home-based child care. The resources are grouped under the following headings: Overviews, Summaries, and Reviews of Quality…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Educational Quality
Lawrence, Sharmila; Smith, Sheila; Banerjee, Rashida – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
A recent policy statement issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Education (DOE) on early childhood inclusion presents extensive recommendations for state and local actions that could improve young children's access to high quality inclusive early childhood programs (HHS/DOE, 2015). This brief…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Inclusion, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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