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Assessing QRIS as a change agent.

December 12, 2017 AssessmentQuality and Curriculum

By Barnett, W. S. & Goffin, S.G. (2015). This opening commentary presents the catalyst for organizing a special theme issue on QRIS as a Change Agent and summarizes its 12 articles. A brief assessment of the “state of QRIS” is offered, followed by a suggestion of two additional policy approaches worthy of consideration by policymakers as…

Early childhood education to promote health equity: A community guide systematic review.

December 11, 2017 Outcomes

By Hahn, R. A., Barnett, W. S., Knopf, J. A., Truman, B. I., Johnson, R. L., Fielding, J. E. & Hunt, P. C. (2016). Context: Children in low-income and racial and ethnic minority families often experience delays in development by 3 years of age and may benefit from center-based early childhood education. Design: A meta-analysis on…

Movement-attention coupling in infancy and attention problems in childhood. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 47, 660-665. doi.10.1111/j.1469-8749.2005.tb01050.x

December 11, 2017 OutcomesSpecial Education

By Friedman, A. H., Watamura, S. E., & Robertson, S. S. (2005). Adaptive behavior requires the integration of body movement and attention. Therefore, individual differences in integration of movement and attention during infancy may have significance for development. We contacted families whose 8-year-old children (n=26; 16 females, 10 males; mean age 8y 2mo, SD 8mo) participated…

The role of classroom-level child behavior problems in predicting preschool teacher stress and classroom emotional climate.

December 11, 2017 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum

By Friedman-Krauss, A. H., Raver, C. C., Morris, P., & Jones, S. (2014). Despite the abundance of research suggesting that preschool classroom quality influences children’s social-emotional development, the equally important and related question of how characteristics of children enrolled in a classroom influence classroom quality has rarely been addressed. The current article focuses on this question…

Child behavior problems, teacher executive functions, and teacher stress in Head Start classrooms.

December 11, 2017 Quality and CurriculumWorkforce

By Friedman-Krauss, A. H., Raver, C. C., Neuspiel, J. M., & Kinsel, J. (2014). The current article explores the relationship between teachers’ perceptions of child behavior problems and preschool teacher job stress, as well as the possibility that teachers’ executive functions moderate this relationship. Data came from 69 preschool teachers in 31 early childhood classrooms in…

School climate, teacher-child closeness, and low-income children’s academic skills in kindergarten.

December 11, 2017 Quality and Curriculum

Neighborhood economic disadvantage and Head Start children’s academic, socioemotional, and behavioral functioning: Exploring quality as a mediating mechanism.

December 11, 2017 Economics and FinanceOutcomes

By McCoy, D. C., Connors, M. C., Morris, P., Yoshikawa, H., & Friedman-Krauss, A. (2015) Past research has shown robust relationships between neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and children’s school achievement and social-emotional outcomes, yet the mechanisms for explaining these relationships are poorly understood. The present study uses data from 1904 Head Start participants enrolled in the Head…

Does school mobility predict at-risk elementary school children’s math achievement? The mediating role of self-regulation

December 8, 2017 Economics and FinanceOutcomes

By Friedman-Krauss, A.H., & Raver, C. C. (2015) Children growing up in poverty have a higher likelihood of exposure to multiple forms of adversity that jeopardize their chances of academic success. The current paper identifies school mobility, or changing schools, as 1 such poverty-related risk. Using a sample of low-income, predominantly ethnic-minority children (n = 381)…

The roles of school readiness and poverty-related risk for 6th grade school outcomes

December 8, 2017 Outcomes

By Pressler, E., Raver, C. C., Friedman-Krauss, A., & Roy, A. L. (2016) Low-income students are at increased risk for grade retention and suspension, which dampens their chances of high school graduation, college attendance, and future success. Drawing from a sample of 357 children and their families who participated in the Chicago School Readiness Project, we…

Unpacking the treatment contrast in the Head Start Impact Study: To what extent does assignment to treatment affect quality of care?

December 8, 2017 Economics and FinanceOutcomes

By Friedman-Krauss, A.H., Connors, M. C., & Morris, P. A. (2016) Attending high-quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) is associated with higher cognitive and social-emotional skills, especially for children growing up in poverty, but access to high-quality ECCE is limited. This study capitalizes on the random assignment design of the Head Start Impact Study to…