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Swigonski Nancy L., James Brandy, Wynns Whitley, Casavan Kara, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study sought to measure early childhood educators’ personal physical, emotional and financial stress impact related to the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic in Indiana. More research on early childhood educator stress and well-being is…

Randall Ken (Kenneth Edwin), Ford Timothy G., Kwon Kyong-Ah, Sisson Susan B., Bice Matthew R., Dinkel Danae, Tsotsoros Jessica, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Seeking personal well-being and life satisfaction during a global pandemic can be daunting, such is the case for early care and education teachers who were considered non-health care essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The potential…

University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, September 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In a previous fact sheet, we described challenges that child care providers are facing during the pandemic. Providers had been experiencing pronounced difficulties paying for basic needs. We also found that this stress has been negatively…

Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on staff support involving professional development, well-being, and retention, during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on results from a survey of Region XI Head Start program directors in which data was collected…

McKelvey Lorraine, Forsman J. Andrew, July 2021
Reports & Papers

This report summarizes the results of three studies on how the COVID pandemic has affected early childhood care and education (ECCE) providers, staff, and children in Arkansas. The studies were conducted by 1) the Research and Evaluation Division…

Markowitz Anna J., Cubides-Mateus Deiby Mayaris, Bassok Daphna, July 2021
Reports & Papers

Using data from over 4,000 early educators working in publicly funded school-based pre-kindergarten programs, child care centers, and family day homes in Virginia, this brief describes changes in the prevalence of depression symptoms relative to…

University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

U.S. families have long faced challenges finding safe, reliable, and affordable child care. But the weight of this challenge has increased dramatically for families since the beginning of the pandemic. Relying on data from our RAPID‑EC family and…

Kwon Kyong-Ah, Ford Timothy G., Jeon Lieny, Malek Adrien, Ellis Natalie, Randall Ken (Kenneth Edwin), Kile Mia, Salvatore Alicia, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Using a holistic conceptualization of teacher well-being in concert with the Job Demands and Resources (JD-R) framework, our interdisciplinary study examined associations among various job demands and resources and whole teacher well-being (i.e…

Smith Sheila, Nakamura Jennifer, Granja Maribel R., Chow Kirby, Grindal Todd, Perez Nancy K., May 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief represents the second of two reports on the experiences of Arkansas (AR) educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey and focus group information for report one were collected in October and November 2020 (the findings from the first…

Tebben Erin, Lang Sarah N., Sproat Eliza B., Owens Jovanna Tyree, Helms Sydney, April-June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Stress has been shown to negatively impact early childhood teachers’ abilities to provide high quality, responsive environments for young children. Previous studies of early childhood teacher stress have focused on the tasks and responsibilities…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Kiscaden Sarah, March 2021
Reports & Papers

We compared teacher emotional wellbeing, financial wellbeing and job commitment before and during COVID both overall and separately for child care and school-based pre-k sites using data from the fall 2019 and 2020 waves of the Study of Early…

Child Trends, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To understand providers’ experiences during the pandemic, an online survey was shared with child care providers between July 31, 2020 and…

Spielberger Julie, Burkhardt Tiffany, Winje Carolyn, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, Gitlow Elissa, Carreon Erin Devorah, Huang Lee Ann, Herriott Anna, Kakuyama-Villaber Reiko, February, 2021
Executive Summary
This report describes the results of a 3-year pilot study of the Illinois Model of IECMHC. The study was part of a 5-year comprehensive, coordinated, statewide initiative by The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) to expand IECMHC…
Spielberger Julie, Burkhardt Tiffany, Winje Carolyn, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, Gitlow Elissa, Carreon Erin Devorah, Huang Lee Ann, Herriott Anna, Kakuyama-Villaber Reiko, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This report describes the results of a 3-year pilot study of the Illinois Model of IECMHC. The study was part of a 5-year comprehensive, coordinated, statewide initiative by The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) to expand IECMHC…
Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, Nakamura Jennifer, Granja Maribel R., February 2021
Reports & Papers

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the provision of early childhood education in Arkansas and across the United States. In partnership with the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE), SRI International (SRI), and…