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The Urban Institute has undertaken a 12-month project to assess the feasibility of studying the consequences of…

On May 6, 2014, Mathematica Policy Research held a technical work group meeting of experts to provide input on materials developed as part of the Study of Early Head Start (EHS)-Child Care Partnerships, funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families. Materials presented at the meeting included (1) preliminary findings from the literature review and (2) a theory of change model. The literature review examines studies on partnerships...

This instrument details the National Survey of Early Care & Education’s Revised Home-Based Provider…

This instrument details the National Survey of Early Care & Education’s Revised Center-Based Provider…

What did the early childhood teaching and caregiving workforce look like in 2012? This research brief describes the Early Care and Education (ECE) workforce data developed in the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). The survey focuses on individuals providing direct care and education for children birth through five years and not yet in kindergarten. Findings are based on over 10,000 questionnaires completed in 2012 by a sample of individuals representing about one million...

Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) is a federal grant program administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Grants provide funding to communities for five years, pursuing dual goals of improving systems and services for young children and their families.   As of September, 2011, 24 grantees (in three separate cohorts) were funded, all of them representing areas with a high need for services...

Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) is a Federal grant program…

Based on a thorough review of the existing literature, this report outlines key differences and similarities among various executive function and other regulation-related skills in research. Those differences and similarities are then presented in a visual map to illustrate relationships among these skills...

This literature review is one of several components of the Measurement Development: Quality of Caregiver-Child...

Research documents the high rate of exposure to trauma among infants and toddlers, particularly children living in high-poverty communities.  Beginning life in the context of trauma places infants and toddlers on a compromised developmental path.  This brief summarizes what is known about the impact of trauma on infants and toddlers, and the intervention strategies that could potentially protect them from the adverse consequences of traumatic experiences. Interventions that are...