Learning about Young Children’s Challenging Behavior and Impacts on Programs and Families: A State-wide Survey of Virginia’s Early Care and Education Teachers

Learn about our Supporting Young Children’s Mental Health project. This report presents the efforts of leaders in Virginia to learn more about teachers’ experience with children who demonstrate challenging behavior in center-based and home-based ECE settings. These leaders partnered with the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) to design and implement a survey of […]

How States Use Medicaid to Cover Key Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services: Results of a 50-State Survey (2018 Update)

Learn about our Supporting Young Children’s Mental Health project. There is now substantial evidence that young children’s mental health plays a critical role in their early learning and school readiness, long-term school success and self-sufficiency, and future health and mental health outcomes. Fortunately, many states are working to strengthen supports for infants’ and young children’s […]

Research Connections Child Care & Early Education Glossary

Learn about our Research Connections project. The child care and early education glossary defines terms used to describe aspects of child care and early education practice and policy. (author abstract) Read the full text here.

A Demographic Profile of Long Island’s Low-Income Immigrant Community (Year 1 of 3)

Immigrant communities play a significant role in the economy of Long Island. They have been broadly impacted by recent federal and state policy changes. This report is the first of three that describe the social and economic needs of low-income immigrants on Long Island, New York. This 3-year project producing 3 separate reports conducted between 2017-2020 was supported by a grant from the New York State Office […]

A Demographic Profile of Long Island’s Low-Income Immigrant Community

The Voices of Maine’s Early Care and Education Teachers: Children with Challenging Behavior in Classrooms and Home-based Child Care

Learn about our Supporting Young Children’s Mental Health project. This report presents findings from a survey of Maine’s early care and education (ECE) teachers and providers about their experiences related to young children with challenging behavior. These experiences included young children displaying different types of challenging behavior, children leaving the program due to challenging behavior, […]

How Federal and State Food Stamps Programs Affect Recent Immigrant Families in the United States

Learn about our Social Inclusion & Respect for Diversity project. “Food insecurity” is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a lack of consistent access “to enough food for an active, healthy life.” This kind of insecurity can be measured either for entire households or for only children in affected households. According to the […]

How Studies of QRIS Measure Quality Improvement Activities: An Analysis of Measures of Training and Technical Assistance

Learn about our Research Connections project. A growing body of research documents the implementation, performance, and validity of Quality Rating Improvement Systems (QRIS), now operating in about 40 states. Despite differences in design, all QRIS have the common goal of improving the quality of ECE programs; each of these systems offers some form of professional […]

New York State Profile of Young Children in Deep Poverty

Learn about our Improving the Odds for Young Children project. Young children in families experiencing deep poverty – those with incomes below 50 percent of the federal poverty line — are likely to experience severe early adversities that contribute to poor health and education outcomes. This brief offers information about young children, age birth to […]

Helping Young Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: Policies and Strategies for Early Care and Education

Learn about our Supporting Young Children’s Mental Health project. In almost every early care and education (ECE) program across the country, there are children who have experienced trauma or who will, during their early childhood, experience traumatic events. Trauma in early childhood takes many forms, including abuse or neglect, witnessing violence, and having prolonged separation […]