PEER statement on police violence, systemic racism, and educational equity
The recent police killings of unarmed African Americans, and the unrest they have sparked, have led the PEER Management Team to reflect on how our mission relates to the current moment and our role in contributing to solutions.
Challenges affecting low-income communities’ ability to deliver and sustain virtual education during the COVID-19 crisis
George Coleman of the PEER Management Team shares his perspective on how extended school closures due to COVID-19 are likely to impact educational outcomes for children in under-resourced communities.
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.
Sullivan: Yale-Community Partnership Hatches Vital HIV Prevention Research from Seed
Drs. Tami Sullivan and Jaimie Meyer are the latest affiliates of the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS to successfully turn a pilot project into a full-scale HIV prevention research project.Source: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University
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.
Learning to play, playing to learn
While some may think of academics and play as mutually exclusive, others argue that it’s important to embed the brain-boosting practice of play into the skill-building activities of academics. This summer, the Gesell Program in Early Childhood partnered with New Haven Public Schools to launch a play-based learning pilot focused on pre-K through grade 3.
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.
Department's Psychology Section to screen 'The Thick Dark Fog'
The Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Psychology Section will sponsor a screening of the documentary “The Thick Dark Fog” at 3:00 pm May 15, 2019, at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St., New Haven.
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.Source: Medical XPress