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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

By Lowenstein, A. E., Friedman-Krauss, A. H., Raver, C. C., Jones, S. M., & Pess, R. (2015). In this study we used data on a sample of children in the Chicago Public Schools in areas of concentrated poverty-related disadvantage to examine associations between school climate and low-income children’s language/literacy and math skills during the transition to…

Promoting Language and Literacy in Young Dual Language Learners


February 1, 2011 English Language LearnersQuality and Curriculum

Dina C. Castro, Mariela M. Páez, David K. Dickinson, and Ellen Frede examine practices for effective language and literacy instruction involving young English language learners (ELLs) and provide policy and research recommendations in this article published in Child Development.

Universal and Targeted Approaches to Preschool Education in the United States


January 1, 2010 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalUniversal and Targeted

This article compares the current targeted approach to preschool education with a universal approach that would increase access and quality.

Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Early Education Interventions on Cognitive and Social Development.


November 1, 2008 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum

Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Early Education Interventions on Cognitive and Social Development.

Coaching as Part of a Pilot Quality Rating Scale Initiative: Challenges to–and Supports for–the Change-Making Process


October 1, 2008 Governance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Debra J. Ackerman

This article reports on a study focusing on a Quality Rating Scale (QRS) consulting process and provides recommendations for enhancing this process.

Early Childhood Leaders and Literacy


February 1, 2008 Quality and Curriculum

This article reviews the book Literacy leadership in early childhood: An essential guide.

“The Learning Never Stops”: Lessons from Military Child Development Centers for Teacher Professional Development Policy


December 1, 2007 Quality and Curriculum
Debra J. Ackerman

This paper looks at the professional development of child care workers in the U.S. military and discusses how successful elements of this system could be implemented into broader-reaching teacher professional development policies.

The Costs of Being a Child Care Teacher: Revisiting the Problem of Low Wages


January 1, 2006 Governance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumWorkforce
Debra J. Ackerman

This report demonstrates how low wages for preschool teachers impact the overall quality of child care.