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Loewe, Stacy B. Ehrlich; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Francis, John; Kabourek, Sarah; Halle, Tamara; Barrows, Mitchell R. – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Existing research suggests that some transition activities (e.g., visits to kindergarten classrooms, home visits by teachers, sharing information with families) initiated by early care and education (ECE) settings, kindergarten teachers and elementary schools, and/or families can have small, positive associations with children's outcomes in…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Transitional Programs, Family Involvement
Lin, Van-Kim; Alvira-Hammond, Marta; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Ehrlich Loewe, Stacy B.; Halle, Tamara; Barrows, Mitchell R.; du Toit, Nola – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs uniquely support the frequent transitions, including the transition to kindergarten, that children in migrant and seasonal families may experience. Lessons learned from how MSHS programs support transitions may have implications for MSHS and other federally funded early care and education (ECE)…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Low Income Students, Social Services, Migrant Education
Paschall, Katherine; Halle, Tamara; Maxwell, Kelly – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2020
This report provides a descriptive comparison of the early care and education (ECE) landscape across rural, moderate-density urban (suburban), and high-density urban areas. The goal of this comparison was to understand whether ECE availability and characteristics in rural areas differ from those in more densely populated communities. We used…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Rural Areas, Child Care Centers
Madill, Rebecca; Halle, Tamara; Gebhart, Tracy; Shuey, Elizabeth – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2018
While many efforts to improve the quality of early care and education (ECE) have focused on increasing teachers' and caregivers' competencies and knowledge specific to the teaching of young children, a small body of research suggests that an ECE workforce that is mentally healthy can provide the best-quality care for children. The primary research…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mental Health, Preschool Teachers, Stress Variables
Sosinsky, Laura; Ruprecht, Karen; Horm, Diane; Kriener-Althen, Kerry; Vogel, Cheri; Halle, Tamara – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2016
Approximately half of all children under the age of three in the United States have a regular child care arrangement (nearly 44 percent of infants from birth to 12 months, 52 percent from 12 to 24 months, and 56 percent from 24 to 36 months; NSECE Project Team, 2015). The percentages of infants and toddlers in center-based care increases with age,…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Best Practices, Child Care