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Lloyd, Chrishana M.; Kane, Maggie; Seok, Deborah; Vega, Claudia – Child Trends, 2019
Over seven million children from birth through age 5 receive child care in home-based child care (HBCC) settings, the most common form of nonparental child care in the United States. Research shows that professional development can help child care providers improve the quality of care that they offer, potentially improving children's outcomes.…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Young Children, Child Caregivers, Child Development
Banghart, Patti; Cook, Maya; Bamdad, Tiffany; Carlson, Julianna; Lloyd, Chrishana M. – Child Trends, 2019
Partnerships between Early Head Start (EHS)/Head Start and child care programs have existed for many years. In 2014, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) granted funds to establish Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCPs) with the goal of expanding access to high-quality early learning programs to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Children
Harper, K.; Temkin, D. – Child Trends, 2019
This brief introduces a "Trauma-Informed Policy Framework to Create Supportive Learning Environments" to help state officials create supportive learning environments that meet the needs of students with a history of traumatic experiences and ensure that all students succeed in school. A supportive learning environment is a school that…
Descriptors: Trauma, Educational Environment, Student Needs, School Culture
Child Trends, 2019
Among families with an infant or toddler, health and high-quality care are top concerns. How those who study children think about these needs has evolved in recent years, especially with recent understandings from brain science. In the first three years of life, more than one million brain connections are formed every second. This remarkable brain…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Well Being, Child Health
Steber, Kate; Epstein, Dale – Child Trends, 2019
Early Learning Indiana is a statewide nonprofit that advocates for early childhood education (ECE) services in Indiana. Their work includes operating and connecting families to high-quality child care centers, strengthening and supporting the ECE workforce, and advocating for expanded access to ECE services for families across Indiana.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Access to Education, Higher Education
Dowsett, Chantelle; Steber, Kate – Child Trends, 2019
Arkansas is implementing a partner-driven approach to build business knowledge and practices around basic principles of fiscal health for licensed and registered early childhood education (ECE) providers. The overarching goal of the initiative is to gather input from established ECE administrators and directors in centers and from owners of family…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Business Skills
Dowsett, Chantelle; Carlson, Julianna; Epstein, Dale – Child Trends, 2019
Apprenticeships exist in many sectors to help businesses develop highly skilled employees, reduce turnover rates, diversify the workforce, and lower recruitment costs through a structured process of professional development and internal promotion. In cooperation with states, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) oversees the nation's apprenticeship…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Apprenticeships, Community Colleges
Franchett, Audrey; Steber, Kate; Epstein, Dale – Child Trends, 2019
The Montana Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program (MECAP) aims to support and increase retention of early childhood education (ECE) providers through on-the-job training, mentorship, and college coursework. Upon completing the program, apprentices are awarded the Child Care Development Specialist Certificate from Montana's Department of Labor and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Apprenticeships, On the Job Training, Mentors
Dowsett, Chantelle; Steber, Kate; Epstein, Dale – Child Trends, 2019
In 2012, the state of Louisiana set out to create a unified system of education from birth through grade 12. During the initial planning phase, it became clear that a critical piece missing from this system was training and education for the early childhood workforce. To address this, in 2014, the Louisiana Department of Education passed a policy…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications, Incentives
Steber, Kate; Epstein, Dale – Child Trends, 2019
In early 2017, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) was awarded $2 million in funding from the governor of Georgia to be used for infant/toddler (I/T) language and literacy activities. DECAL used this funding to create Project LITTLE (Lifting Infants and Toddlers Through Language-rich Environments). Project…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Infants, Toddlers, Language Acquisition
Franchett, Audrey; Carlson, Julianna; Epstein, Dale – Child Trends, 2019
Minnesota's R.E.E.T.A.I.N. (Retaining Early Educators Through Attaining Incentives Now) was created by Child Care Aware (CCA) of Minnesota in 2002 to support the retention of committed and highly qualified early childhood education (ECE) teachers and providers. Child care providers are among some of the lowest paid workers in the in the country;…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Persistence, Incentives
Kane, Maggie; Lowe, Claire; Tout, Kathryn; Warner-Richter, Mallory – Child Trends, 2018
For more than 20 years, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (United Way) has made high-quality early care and education a cornerstone priority of its investment strategy. United Way has also been a longtime champion of school readiness for the youngest children in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 1996, the organization joined…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, School Readiness
Moore, Kristin A.; Lantos, Hannah; Murphy, Kelly; Redd, Zakia; Beckwith, Sam – Child Trends, 2018
Growing evidence suggests that Positive Youth Development (PYD), a holistic approach to developing assets and competencies, can help prepare young people for success in adulthood, including success in the workplace. At its core, PYD focuses on creating a supportive, developmentally appropriate learning setting by emphasizing positive…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Adolescent Development, Labor Force Development, Job Training
Warner-Richter, Mallory; Hirilall, Ashley; Li, Winnie; Tout, Kathryn – Child Trends, 2018
The Tutoring Partnership was a Saint Paul and Minneapolis network of 28 community-based programs that provided academic interventions through tutoring. The common goal was improving students' academic outcomes. The Tutoring Partnership, operated by the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation, supported participating programs by helping them improve…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Tutoring, School Community Programs, Program Effectiveness
Warner-Richter, Mallory; Hirilall, Ashley; Li, Winnie; Tout, Kathryn – Child Trends, 2018
This report summarizes findings from an implementation and outcomes study of the Tutoring Partnership. The Tutoring Partnership was a Saint Paul and Minneapolis network of 28 community-based programs that provided academic interventions through tutoring. The common goal was improving students' academic outcomes. The Tutoring Partnership, operated…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Tutoring, School Community Programs, Program Effectiveness
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