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Smith, Sheila; Benavides, Veronica; Lamb-Parker, Faith – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2019
In recent years, the role of leaders in Early Care and Education (ECE) programs has been recognized as critical to achieving and maintaining effective teaching and other aspects of quality. These leaders are often called education directors in community-based ECE programs; in public schools, principals or assistant principals may serve as PreK…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Leadership Responsibility, Preschool Education
Koball, Heather; Jiang, Yang – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2018
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 41 percent live in low-income families and 19 percent--approximately one in five--are poor. This means that children are overrepresented among the nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 32 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in families with…
Descriptors: Young Children, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Family Income
Koball, Heather; Jiang, Yang – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2018
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 41 percent are low-income children and 19 percent--approximately one in five--are poor. This means that children are overrepresented among the nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 32 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in families with incomes…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Poverty, Family Income, At Risk Persons
Smith, Sheila; Granja, Maribel R. – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2018
This report presents findings from The Social-Emotional Learning and Development (SELD) Survey, a survey of Maine's early care and education (ECE) teachers and providers about their experiences related to young children with challenging behavior. These experiences included young children displaying different types of challenging behavior, children…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Child Care, Preschool Teachers
Nguyen, Uyen Sophie; Smith, Sheila; Granja, Maribel R. – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2018
Family engagement is now recognized by early childhood educators as a critical component of early care and education (ECE) programs. This recognition stems from a body of research showing the important role of family engagement in children's early learning and development. While classroom quality assessments can help programs identify teaching…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Wilson-Simmons, Renée; Jiang, Yang; Aratani, Yumiko – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Despite the multitude of obstacles that low-income parents face, many of them succeed in helping their children flourish. They raise children who possess the social-emotional competence needed to develop and keep friendships; establish good relationships with parents, teachers, and other adults; and experience a range of achievements that…
Descriptors: Parents, Low Income Groups, Resilience (Psychology), Child Rearing
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Children, Elementary School Students, Profiles
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Poverty, Demography
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Family Income, Poverty, Demography
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Poverty, Geographic Distribution, Socioeconomic Background
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Family Income, Poverty, Demography
Smith, Sheila; Granja, Maribel; Ekono, Mercedes; Robbins, Taylor; Nagarur, Mahathi – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
As states work to strengthen supports for young children's mental health, often with the goal of reducing the incidence of costly conditions at later ages, they face the question of how to finance new or expanded services. This brief examines states' use of Medicaid as a key source of funding for early childhood mental health (ECMH) services. It…
Descriptors: Social Services, Financial Support, Young Children, Mental Health
Lawrence, Sharmila; Smith, Sheila; Banerjee, Rashida – National Center for Children in Poverty, 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 preschool programs (HHS/DOE, 2015). This brief builds on…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Inclusion, Outcomes of Education, Child Development
Ekono, Mercedes; Jiang, Yang; Smith, Sheila – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2016
A U.S. family of three living in deep poverty survives on an annual income below $9,276, or less than $9.00 a day per family member. The struggle to raise children on such a meager income is not a rare circumstance among U.S. families, especially those with young children. Currently, 11 percent of young children (0-9 years) live in households with…
Descriptors: Young Children, Poverty, Family Income, Child Health
Wilson-Simmons, Renée; Dworsky, Amy; Tongue, Denzel; Hulbutta, Marikate – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2016
The Affordable Care Act includes language that requires states to provide Medicaid coverage to youth who were in foster care in their state before aging out of the child welfare system. However, most states have interpreted the law differently for youth who move to their state after aging out, determining that automatic Medicaid coverage is an…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Social Services, Access to Health Care, Foster Care
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