COVID-19 Right Now! 5.7.2020
Live weekly from the Yale School of Public Health. James Hamblin, MD, MPH, Lecturer in Health Policy and Management, is joined by Marney White, PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Jacob Tebes, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology.
Studying the unintended consequences of COVID-19 responses on family wellbeing and child safety
The Partnership for Early Education Research (PEER) at Yale has partnered with the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State University to examine the effect of school closures and other social distancing measures on child and family wellbeing.
Parenting in the time of coronavirus
In this unprecedented era where local, state, and national leaders have called on Americans to commit to social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, parents are looking for ways to help their children cope. A variety of organizations have produced resources to help parents support their children during this public health crisis.
Sullivan, Meyer Awarded Grant to Study Intimate Partner Violence Among Women Living with HIV
Tami Sullivan, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Family Violence Research and Programs, and Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing, have been awarded a new grant to study intimate partner violence among women living with HIV.
Evaluating Maritime Odyssey Preschool’s early STEM education model
Maritime Odyssey Preschool is a STEM-focused early childhood education program in Norwalk that was founded in 2016 by Odyssey Learning, Inc. and The Maritime Aquarium. Over the past two years, PEER has worked with these organizations to develop a logic model for the preschool’s early STEM education approach and design a preliminary evaluation.
Implementing the Connecticut Documentation and Observation for Teaching System (CT DOTS)
The Connecticut Documentation & Observation for Teaching System (CT DOTS) is a framework to guide early care and education providers in monitoring children’s progress on the skills, abilities and behaviors in the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS). This article provides information about the development and implementation of the CT DOTS.
Stamford’s efforts to strengthen communication across the kindergarten transition
Each of PEER’s partner communities is crafting its own approach to supporting children and families during the transition to kindergarten. In Stamford, a major focus is improving communication between preschool teachers and kindergarten teachers.
Opportunities for Learning: Evaluating the Preschool Development Grant (PDG)
PEER has partnered with the Office of Early Childhood, the State Department of Education, and the University of Connecticut to evaluate the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) program in Connecticut. PEER will use existing data to examine the association between PDG participation and child outcomes in the kindergarten year.
Experts explain how millennials can take care of their unique health needs
"You've got your whole life ahead of you," young adults are often told—but that's of little comfort to the many 20- and 30-somethings who face "adulting" challenges like career uncertainty, overwhelming student loan debt, and relationship difficulties.
PEER Supports Bridgeport Early Childhood Social-Emotional Learning Initiative
In an effort to promote coordinated, high quality SEL programming and supports for the young children and families of Bridgeport, a number of local stakeholders came together in the summer of 2018 to launch the Bridgeport Early Childhood SEL Initiative (BECSELI). The initiative is led by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and PEER is contributing as an evaluation partner. Several of PEER’s member organizations serve on the BECSELI Steering Committee.
Are Philly-area nonprofits really making a difference? Foundations put up $3 million to find out
Foundations are notorious for demanding that nonprofits document how donations and grants lead to tangible change in the communities they serve, but traditionally they haven’t wanted their money to be used for such monitoring and evaluation. A $3 million partnership announced Tuesday in Center City aims to help accelerate a shift away from that old model by training Philadelphia-area nonprofits to improve their ability to evaluate what they do and measure the results by using data — skills that are sorely lacking at many small nonprofits.
This $3M partnership between Philly funders prioritizes collaboration over competition
Social change in the Philadelphia region has reminded Bill Golderer, the president and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, of a contact sport. But the goal of the newly established $3 million RISE Partnership — which United Way is partly funding — isn’t competition: Instead, it’s using collaboration to increase the effectiveness of organizations in the Philadelphia region. It kicked off at United Way’s headquarters on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Tuesday.
PEER releases study examining the association of kindergarten performance with student, teacher, and classroom factors
The Partnership for Early Education Research (PEER) has released a new brief entitled Kindergarten performance in early literacy: student, teacher, and classroom factors. This publication is the last in a series of four briefs based on the research that was funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences through the researcher-practitioner partnership grant program.