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Ramos, Manica F.; Bamdad, Tiffany; Lloyd, Chrishana M. – Child Trends, 2021
In March 2020, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic deeply affected professional and personal lives and resulted in major disruptions in services for children and families. These disruptions impact children of all ages but are particularly problematic for children from birth to age 5 given that this is a critical time period for children's learning…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Preschool Children, Child Development
Temkin, Deborah; Piekarz-Porter, Elizabeth; Lao, Kristy; Nuñez, Brissa; Steed, Heather; Stuart-Cassel, Victoria; Chriqui, Jamie F. – Child Trends, 2021
In 2019, Child Trends partnered with the Institute for Health Research and Policy of the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC-IHRP), EMT Associates, Inc., and the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) to publish the first comprehensive policy analysis (see ED613844) to explore codified state statutes and regulations covering…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, State Regulation, Policy Analysis
Banghart, Patti; Halle,Tamara; Bamdad, Tiffany; Cook, Maya; Redd, Zakia; Cox, Alexandra; Carlson, Julianna – Child Trends, 2020
Children experience the most rapid rate of development during the first three years of life. It is well understood that high-quality learning experiences that begin early in life can promote young children's development and help reduce achievement gaps. The purpose of this literature review is to review the research on supporting access to quality…
Descriptors: Child Care, Infants, Toddlers, Access to Education
Gebhart, Tracy; Carlson, Julianna; Harris, Phoebe; Epstein, Dale – Child Trends, 2020
To date, 29 public pre-K programs in 23 states and one U.S. territory have established salary or compensation parity policies to address low and disparate levels of workforce compensation in the early care and education (ECE) field (Friedman-Krauss & Kasmin, 2018). These policies aim to raise the pay or compensation of ECE teachers to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Economic Factors
Paschall, Katherine; Moore, Kristin Anderson; Pina, Gabriel; Anderson, Samantha – Child Trends, 2020
A preschool child who is healthy and ready to learn demonstrates the ability to regulate their behavior and emotions, key social and emotional competencies, motor skills, health, and early learning skills. Because healthy development across these domains is more challenging for some children than for others, it is valuable to understand which…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Health, Social Development, Emotional Development
Kane, Maggie C.; Bailey, Marilyn; Wheat, Janette; Halle, Tamara – Child Trends, 2020
In 2014, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) granted funds to establish Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCPs) to expand families' access to high-quality child care. Through these partnerships, Early Head Start grantees have worked with center-based and family child care providers to implement Head Start Program…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Child Care, Access to Education, Low Income Groups
Banghart, Patti; Cook, Maya; Zaslow, Martha – Child Trends, 2020
In 2014, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) distributed 250 grants across states and localities in the United States and its territories to establish Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCPs) to expand access to high-quality child care. A cornerstone of Early Head Start (EHS) is the provision of comprehensive services.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education, Child Care
Gebhart, Tracy; Garrison, Hallie; Franchett, Audrey; Fojut, Jackson; Epstein, Dale; Madill, Rebecca – Child Trends, 2020
This brief explores whether the geographic location of the early care and education (ECE) workforce might be associated with variations in well-being. Child Trends examined differences in Arkansas's ECE workforce by region and by urbanicity. Measures of well-being were derived from a comprehensive statewide ECE workforce survey. For this study,…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Well Being
Gebhart, Tracy; Steber, Kate; Franchett, Audrey; Epstein, Dale; Madill, Rebecca – Child Trends, 2020
There is evidence that early care and education (ECE) teachers and caregivers share common challenges, it is not clear whether their challenges differ by geographic location. That is, are there any regional characteristics that may affect the ECE workforce differentially? To better understand the pressures facing the ECE workforce and whether…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Well Being
Bamdad, Tiffany; Lloyd, Chrishana M. – Child Trends, 2020
In 2014, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) granted funds to establish Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCPs) to expand access to high-quality child care. Through these partnerships, EHS grantees partnered with center-based and family child care providers to implement EHS Program Performance Standards and provide…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Infants
Piña, Gabriel; Moore, Kristin Anderson; Paschall, Katherine; Anderson, Samantha – Child Trends, 2020
Families' social, demographic, and economic circumstances can have direct and indirect effects on children's development. Structural inequities in access to resources such as education, income, or food can promote disparities in children's health and school readiness. Similarly, children can face more or fewer barriers in their development…
Descriptors: Child Health, Learning Readiness, Socioeconomic Influences, Preschool Children
Moore, Kristin Anderson; Paschall, Katherine; Pina, Gabriel; Anderson, Samantha – Child Trends, 2020
Because families are the first nurturers and educators of their children, it is helpful for policymakers and other stakeholders to understand how family characteristics, the activities in which families engage, and their neighborhood circumstances are associated with preschool children's health and readiness for learning. The analyses presented in…
Descriptors: Family Influence, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Neighborhoods
Redd, Zakia; Zaslow, Martha J.; Motley, Yolanda; Cook, Maya – Child Trends, 2020
The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) were developed to expand access to quality early childhood care and education programs for infant, toddlers, and their families. The EHS-CCP model includes partnering with child care centers and family child care homes to offer Early Head Start (EHS) "slots" for infants and toddlers…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Infants
Paschall, Katherine; Moore, Kristin Anderson; Pina, Gabriel; Anderson, Samantha – Child Trends, 2020
Measuring kindergarten readiness is essential to identifying children who would benefit from additional supports, either in kindergarten or in the years before kindergarten entry. Several measures of kindergarten readiness are in use now by states and researchers. Most assess individual children at the time they enter kindergarten, using teachers…
Descriptors: Child Health, School Readiness, Well Being, Preschool Children
Hall, Nadia S. Orfali; Early, Diane M.; Seok, Deborah – Child Trends, 2020
Work climate is a broad term that encompasses all facets of the work environment, other than training and education, that support or detract from employees' ability to succeed. In this brief, the authors use a sample of center-based child care classrooms in Georgia to examine how different aspects that affect work climate (e.g., wages, employee…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Child Care Centers, Wages, Fringe Benefits
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