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Systematic Evidence Reviews
A critical tool for documenting the evidence base on early childhood interventions is a systematic review. The reviews help states make policy and program decisions on strategies for supporting quality in home- and center-based settings. Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) involved a thorough and transparent review of the research literature and assessment of the evidence of effectiveness on home visiting programs for families with pregnant women and children ages birth to age 5. Our two-year study provided information about strategies with the greatest potential for supporting quality of care. We are also reviewing research and summarizing findings from high-quality, scientifically based research to inform practitioners about the effectiveness of practices and interventions in early education for the What Works Clearinghouse—Early Childhood topic area. And our ASPE-funded review of early childhood education services for infants and toddlers is identifying models and practices with the strongest evidence of effectiveness, as well as those showing promise for which there is not yet sufficiently rigorous evidence (LITES).
How Effective Is Home Visiting?
The Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness study is a thorough and transparent review of the home visiting research literature and an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting programs that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to age 5.
Using Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood Education: Assessing Methods and Developing an Evidence-Based Model
This study involved designing a multi-method measure to understand how teachers implement and use ongoing assessment to individualize instruction.
Patricia Del Grosso has expertise in evaluating early childhood education programs and systems, including early care and education services for infants and toddlers, home visiting programs, home-based child care, and child care quality rating and improvement systems.Featured Projects
- Learning About Infant and Toddler Early Education Services (LITES): Identifying What Works
- A National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
- Scaling Up Early Math Programs: Recommendations from a Study on Engaging Families with Early Math
- Impacts of a Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System on Child Care Quality
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Child Welfare
- Early Childhood Systems
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
- Child Welfare
- Human Services