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March 2022

In this edition of Research Connections News and Resources, you’ll find library resources addressing the following topics:


This month’s CRITICAL TOPIC focuses on health and nutrition in ECE settings.

Research Connections offers research resources for free. It also links to resources that are available for a fee (this is sometimes the case for articles in subscription-based journals). Most of the resources in this newsletter are available to the public for free. Any publications that require a fee or additional steps to access are noted.

Monthly Spotlight

Assessing Uninsured Rates in Early Care and Education Workers

Are ECE workers more likely to be uninsured than teachers of older students? This study uses data from the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education to examine the rate of uninsured ECE workers compared with...
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Other Featured Resources

Do Prekindergarten Benchmarks Affect Fourth-Grade Academic Outcomes?

What is the relationship between preschool quality and academic outcomes later in life? This study uses several national datasets to answer that question...
Life Course Effects of the Lanham Preschools: What the First Government Preschool Effort Can Tell Us About Universal Early Care and Education Today

Our understanding of child development and the importance of quality early care and education continues to grow and develop as the years go on. This study looks back in history to the first government preschool effort...

The Lasting Effects of Early Childhood Education on Promoting the Skills and Social Mobility of Disadvantaged African Americans

This analysis looks at the long-term social mobility effects of the Perry Preschool Project (PPP) using newly collected data about the original participants and their children...

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Health and Nutrition in ECE Settings
Regular access to healthy food is essential for children’s best cognitive and physical development. ECE programs often act as a significant source of healthy food for the children in their care. These resources look at some of the key factors in the relationship between ECE providers and children’s nutrition.
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CURRENTLY OPEN: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation’s (OPRE) Child Care Policy Research Partnership Grant Program supports active collaborations between Child Care and Development Fund Lead Agencies and researchers to investigate questions of immediate relevance to local and national child care policies and practices. Follow this link to explore the full announcement and sign up for updates. Full application instructions and grant expectations are under the “Related Documents” tab. Application due date June 10, 2022.

CURRENTLY OPEN: OPRE also has three grant programs focused on secondary analyses that are open for application. Follow the links to to explore the full announcements and sign up for updates. Full application instructions and grant expectations are under the “Related Documents” tab. Grant Opportunities

Stay on top of other grant opportunities from OPRE, including child care and Head Start dissertation grants.
Until March 30, 2019, Research Connections was supported under grant #90YE0104 from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Research Connections is now supported by contract #HHSP233201500071I from OPRE, ACF, HHS. The contents do not necessarily represent the views of OPRE, ACF, or HHS. 
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