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Depression in early childhood teachers can have negative effects on students

The role of teachers' depressive symptoms in classroom quality and child developmental outcomes in Early Head Start programs

Kyong-Ah Kwon, Shinyoung Jeon, Lieny Jeon, Sherri Castle

The study examined whether teacher depression is directly or indirectly associated with children's social-emotional and language development in the context of Early Head Start programs.

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Positive outcomes underscore the value of stability of care

Do stability of care and teacher-child interaction quality predict child outcomes in Early Head Start?

Ji Young Choi, Diane Horm, Shinyoung Jeon, Dahyung Ryu

This study examined whether children's outcomes at age 3 were predicted by their experiences in Early Head Start, focusing on the stability of care and teacher-child interactions.

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A child's classroom behaviour may be influenced by their peers

Peer effects on low-income childrens' learning and development

Ji Young Choi, Sherri Castle, Margaret Burchinal, Diane Horm, Shannon Guss

This study exmained whether peers' receptive vocabulary skills and teacher-reported social-emotional functioning measured at the beginning of the school year were related to children's gains over the course of the year.

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