Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Early Intervention (Part C): Policies and Practices for Supporting the Social and Emotional Development and Mental Health of Infants and Toddlers in the Context of Parent-Child Relationships

NCCP in collaboration with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) has released a new report for their series on infant and early childhood mental health. This report details policies and practices for supporting the social and emotional development and mental health of infants and toddlers in the context of parent-child relationships.

Supporting Social-Emotional and Mental Health Needs of Young Children Through Part C Early Intervention: Results of a 50-State Survey

This report examines features of states’ Part C Early Intervention programs that help them identify and serve infants and toddlers with social-emotional delays and mental health conditions. A 50-state survey conducted by the National Center for Children in Poverty and Georgetown University Center for Children and Families asked state Part C Coordinators about their programs’ […]

State Preschool Program Evaluations and Research

Learn about our Research Connections project. Many states with preschool programs, as well as other interested organizations and individuals, have undertaken research and evaluation efforts to improve their understanding of state preschool program implementation, results, and impacts. A 2004 review by Gilliam and Zigler examined state efforts to evaluate preschool programs from 1997 to 2003. […]

Understanding the Early Care and Education Workforce

Learn about our Research Connections project. This bibliography offers a comprehensive list of published research on the size and characteristics of the early care and education workforce. To be included, a publication: 1) must describe features of the early care and education workforce, such as: size; demographic characteristics; wages, compensation, and benefits; experience, education, training […]

Quality Rating and Improvement System State Evaluations and Research

Learn about our Research Connections project. A child care quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) is a method used by states and local jurisdictions to assess the level of quality of child care and early education programs, improve quality, and convey quality ratings to parents and other consumers. A typical QRIS incorporates the following components: […]

Statewide Kindergarten Entry Assessments

Learn about our Research Connections project. This Research-to-Policy Resource List provides resources in the Research Connections library on statewide KEAs. It does not address local KEA efforts or broader issues related to child assessment more generally. The first section presents publications that discuss issues surrounding the development and use of KEAs. The second offers a […]

Child Care and Early Education for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Families

Learn about our Research Connections project. This Research-to-Policy Resource List compiles empirical research on American LGBT families’ experiences with ECE and providers’ experiences and preparation for working with LGBT families. The three reviews that begin the list summarize the research literature published through 2012. The remaining resources on the list include the research literature published […]

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)

Learn more about our Research Connections project. This bibliography lists resources in the Research Connections collection related to the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), which has fielded cohorts in 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2014. It is intended as a reference tool for researchers and policymakers. It is divided into sections […]

Provider Experiences of the Child Care Subsidy System

Learn about our Research Connections project. The federal child care subsidy system supports low-income working families with child care financial assistance through the Child Care and Development Fund, which is administered by the Office of Child Care (OCC), Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The most recently available data […]

Head Start Impact Study (HSIS) Bibliography

Learn about our Research Connections project. This bibliography lists resources in the Research Connections collection related to the Head Start Impact Study and is intended as a reference tool for researchers and policymakers. It is divided into sections for data sets and guides; official reports; studies using HSIS data; summaries, analyses, and commentaries; and instruments. […]