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August 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 How Young Children Play and Learn.

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Early Education and Adult Health: Age 37 Impacts and Economic Benefits of The Child-Parent Center Preschool Program

What are the long-term mental and physical health impacts of attending the Child-Parent Center Preschool program? This article examines participants of a Chicago program more than 30 years later. Findings indicate that preschool...
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Other Featured Resources

Adult/Child Ratio and Group Size in Early Childhood Education or Care to Promote the Development of Children Aged 0-5 Years: A Systemic Review
This review examines data from studies on the impact of adult-child ratio and group size in ECE programs. Its results find tentative support for the idea that...

Preschool Suspension and Expulsion for Young Children with Disabilities
Are preschool children with disabilities suspended or expelled at higher rates? This study using the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health data finds that...

What Happens to Community-Based Preschool During School-Based Pre-K Expansion? A Look at Enrollment Patterns
This report analyzes the impact of a Chicago policy aimed at increasing access to preschool for high-priority groups. The policy resulted in increased full-day...

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Critical Topic: How Children Play & Learn
The sound of children playing is one of the best sounds in the world. Even better, the sound of children playing can also be the sound of children learning. These resources explore what children are learning and how, as well as the relationship between children’s play and learning.
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National Early Care and Education Workforce Center

The Administration for Children and Families is soliciting applications for a National Early Care and Education Workforce Center. Learn more about this anticipated upcoming funding opportunity to support career advancement and improved compensation for the early care and education workforce through a joint center for research and technical assistance.

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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