AIR Early Childhood Experts to Present at the Society for Research in Childhood Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting

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Researchers specializing in childhood development with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will discuss topics ranging from childcare and teacher professional development to transitional kindergarten and early childhood programs in Palestine during the Society for Research in Childhood Development (SRCD) 2015 Biennial Meeting, which is taking place March 19 – 21 in Philadelphia, PA.

Researchers specializing in childhood development with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will discuss topics ranging from childcare and teacher professional development to transitional kindergarten and early childhood programs in Palestine during the Society for Research in Childhood Development (SRCD) 2015 Biennial Meeting, which is taking place March 19 – 21 in Philadelphia, PA.

SRCD is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with members in more than 50 countries. The purposes of the society and the conference are to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals, and to encourage applications of research findings.

AIR researchers are scheduled for the following presentations:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Poster Session 4: Education, Schooling
Pennsylvania Convention Center – 200 Level, Exhibit Hall A
3:50 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.

"Social Emotional Characteristics of U.S. Kindergartners and Mathematics Performance"
AIR Presenter: Shannon Russell

Poster Session 4: School Readiness/Childcare
Pennsylvania Convention Center – 200 Level, Exhibit Hall A
3:50 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.

"How Families Choose Childcare: Balancing Quality and Convenience"
AIR Presenters: Ann-Marie Faria, Natalie Tucker-Bradway & Kimberly Trumbull Kendziora

Friday, March 20, 2015

Examining the Importance of Physiological Self-Regulation for Parent-Child Processes Across the Spectrum of Risk
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel – Level 4, Franklin Hall 2
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

"Physiological Interdependence and Emotion Regulation in Mother-Child Dyads"
AIR Presenter: Kimberly Trumbull Kendziora

Poster Session 5: Education, Schooling
Pennsylvania Convention Center – 200 Level, Exhibit Hall A
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

"Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms"
AIR Presenters: Karen Manship, Aleksandra Holod, Nicholas Mills & Heather Quick

Poster Session 9: Policy Section
Pennsylvania Convention Center – 200 Level, Exhibit Hall A
5:20 p.m. – 6:35 p.m.

"Transitional Kindergarten in California: Professional Development Needs, Experiences and Classroom Practice"
AIR Presenters: Aleksandra Holod, Karen Manship, Heather Quick & Nicholas Mills

"Sensitivity of LA Step QRIS Ratings to Alternative Rating Calculation Approaches"
AIR Presenters: Laura E. Hawkinson & Karen Manship

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Poster Session 10: School Readiness, Childcare
Pennsylvania Convention Center – 200 Level, Exhibit Hall A
3:50 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.

"Assessing the Field of Early Childhood Education in Palestine through the Lens of Early Childhood Education Supervisors"
AIR Presenter: Muna Shami

For details about the conference, visit http:// http://www.srcd.org/meetings/biennial-meeting.

About AIR

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit http://www.air.org.

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