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Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Goka-Dubose Emiko, Lewis Hillary, Fisher Philip A., Q3 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) is an important developmental context for nurturing resilience with young children experiencing adversity. In particular, strengthening the capabilities of adult caregivers, such as ECE teachers, to mitigate the…
Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines the prevalence of home-based child care providers who report serving at least one child whom they identify as having a disability. Although many families choose home-based child care, researchers know very little about how…

Chodron Gail, Pizur-Barnekow Kris, Viehweg Stephan, Puk-Ament Alexandra, Barger Brian, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although intervening early can improve child and family outcomes when a child has a developmental disability, most children with developmental delays are not identified prior to school entry. Childcare professionals can play a key role in…
Meyer Lori, Wood Valerie, Northey Kaitlin, March 30 2021
Reports & Papers

As part of Vermont's Preschool Development Birth through Five (PDG B-5) grant, Drs. Meyer, Wood, and Northey led The Promoting Inclusion and Exploring Supports (PIES) Project to assess supports for children with specialized needs in Vermont's…

Gold Zachary S., Elicker James, Kellerman Ashleigh M., Christ Sharon L., Mishra Aura, Howe Nina, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Engineering play is a new framework for understanding constructive block building as a design process. The current study examined associations between engineering play with wooden unit blocks and mathematics and spatial skills of…
Guo Ying, Dynia Jaclyn M., Lai Mark H. C., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using data from 73 early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers and 837 preschool children, this study examined whether teachers experienced differences in self-efficacy in teaching children with and without disabilities, as well as whether…
McFadden Karen E., Shannon Jacqueline D., DeSousa Jahnavi, December 12 2020
Reports & Papers

This study was undertaken by researchers from Brooklyn College at the City University of New York in partnership with the New York City DOE DECE and DOHMH BEI. A key goal of this research project was to address gaps in the literature as well as…

Early Milestones Colorado, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
A summer 2020 survey of the impact of COVID-19 on families revealed widespread uncertainty about education and care plans and worries about young children’s mental health. In November 2020 some of these same families spoke with Early Milestones…
Jones Jennifer Call, Hampshire Patricia Korzekwa, McDonnell Andrea P., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Engaging parents in their children’s education beginning in early childhood leads to improved academic and social outcomes for children (Brannon and Dauksas in PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement 1:94–105, 2012). In the field of early childhood…
Smith Sheila, Ferguson Daniel, Burak Elisabeth Wright, Granja Maribel R., Ortuzar Catalina, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report examines features of states' Part C Early Intervention (EI) programs that help them identify and serve infants and toddlers with social-emotional (SE) delays and mental health conditions. A 50-state survey conducted by the National…
Schochet Owen N., Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Program administrators and policy makers have placed a priority on expanding access to inclusive, center-based early care and education (ECE) for low-income children with special needs, a "doubly vulnerable" population characterized by academic and…
Ricciardi Courtney, Haag-Wolf Allison, Winsler Adam, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We analyzed data from a large-scale (N = 39,213), longitudinal study of urban students to assess child factors (gender, ethnicity, English language learner status, school readiness skills, type of pre-K attended, early elementary school academic…
Cate Deborah, Dell Penny, Littlefield Ruth, Riepe Benjamin, Whaley Kathy T., 23 September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
ECTA Center hosted a series of discussions between Spring-Summer 2020 with teachers, providers, administrators, and families from across the country and gathered supporting research. In listening to their stories, it became apparent that these times…
Burkett Karen, Pickler Rita H., Bowers Katherine, Folker Ann E., Sept/Oct 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: This paper presents an analysis of Head Start (HStart) preschooler data by severity of developmental concern, while considering socio-demographic and other factors that highlight racial and ethnic disparities in the early identification of…
Lipscomb Stephen, Shoji Megan, Terziev Jeffrey, Vogel Cheri, Aikens Nikki, Snyder Patricia A., Burchinal Margaret, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 governs how states and public agencies provide educational services to eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. One piece of IDEA authorizes grants to…