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Alexandra Daro

Alexandra Daro, Ph.D. Title: Research Specialist Department:Research and Evaluation College/Organization: Buffett Early Childhood Institute Campus: University of Nebraska
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Research Type:
  • Applied
Age Group:
  • Preschool/Pre-kindergarten
  • K-3
Population Focus
  • Children/Students
  • Parents/Families
  • ECE Practitioners/Teachers
  • ECE Supervisors/Administrators
Research Keywords
  • Academic Redshirting
  • School Readiness
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Teacher Well-being
  • Preschool Suspension and Expulsion
Research Questions
  • Are there patterns in parents' beliefs regarding school readiness that are related to their decision to delay school entry for their children?
  • What personal, professional, and workplace supports do teachers need to increase their physical, mental, and emotional well-being?
  • What is the impact of delaying school entry on children's short term and long term academic achievement and social emotional development?
Research Approach
  • Quantitative methods
Designs & Methods
  • Longitudinal Study
  • Multi-variate analysis
  • Multilevel Modeling
  • Program Evaluation
Research Tools
  • Direct Child Assessments
  • Interviews/Focus
  • Surveys/Questionnaires