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January 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 exclusionary discipline in early childhood education.

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). Many of the resources in this newsletter are available to the public for free. Any publications that require a fee or additional steps to access them are noted.

Monthly Spotlight

Does Access to Free Pre-Kindergarten Increase Maternal Labor Supply?

This paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City notes that in the United States, many women are out of the labor force because they are primarily responsible for their children’s care. The study examines whether maternal labor force participation increases when free pre-kindergarten programs...

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Other Featured Resources

A Comparative Analysis of Instructional Coaching Approaches: Face-to-Face Versus Remote Coaching in Preschool Classrooms  
Remote and face-to-face professional development coaching models have benefits and drawbacks. Which model offers better results? This study published...
Emergency Response: Changes in State Child Care Assistance Policies During the Pandemic
How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect child care assistance policies in the United States? New funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act...
Family Child Care Educators’ Perspectives on Leaving, Staying, and Entering the Field: Findings from the Multi-State Study of Family Child Care Decline and Supply
The number of regulated Family Child Care (FCC) programs in the United States has declined over the past 20 years. Using data from California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin...

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Exclusionary Discipline in ECE Settings
In recent years, focus has increased on preventing suspension and expulsion (exclusionary discipline) in ECE settings. The following resources provide insight on current policies and the negative consequences that exclusionary discipline can have...
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MIHOPE and MIHOPE-Strong Start Data Release and Webinar by the Child and Family Data Archive
The Child and Family Data Archive announced the release of data from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE) (ICPSR 37848) and Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start (MIHOPE-Strong Start) (ICPSR 37847).

Join them for a webinar about accessing and using the MIHOPE (ICPSR 37848) and MIHOPE-Strong Start (ICPSR 37847) data on January 19, 2022 from 1:30PM-3:00PM ET.
Register for the Webinar
This webinar will provide researchers and analysts with:
  • An overview of MIHOPE and MIHOPE-Strong Start;
  • MIHOPE and MIHOPE-Strong Start research design and key findings;
  • Information on the MIHOPE and MIHOPE-Strong Start restricted access files;
  • Protections for the restricted access files;
  • Information on accessing the MIHOPE and MIHOPE-Strong Start datasets and MIHOPE video files
Grant Opportunities

Stay on top of 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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